Funtionalism and Crime SCYL4

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  • Created on: 14-04-13 12:52

Functionalism and Crime

Funtionalism is a structural, macro, consensus, positivist approach theory.

They believe crime is a result of inadequit socialisation, lack of moral consensus, loss of community rapid social change (Durkheim) and blocked opportunites (Merton)

Parsons claimed in order for society to work, all individuals must be socialised to accept non-deviant values. Those who conform are rewarded with qualifications, employment and social status. Those who don't conform…


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