2-26 - Theories of Crime and Deviance If youre not found...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Theories of Crime and Deviance If you’re not found guilty, than you are not a criminal I. A Functionalist Theory of Crime and Deviance—Kai Erikson a. “The Function of Deviance in Small Groups (article) b. The Wayward Puritans (book) i. Why Puritans? ii. Deviance as boundary maintenance Stocks vs. Newspapers iii. What threatens community the most? iv. Societal energy spent on deviance v. American society? vi. The functions of deviance Didn’t have deviance you didn’t have boundaries in the community The group needs deviance so badly that if they don’t have it, they will create it Without deviance we wouldn’t know what the society was about II. A Conflict Theory of Crime and Deviance a. Marxist i. Capitalism is based on theft ii. Bourgeoisie stole from the proletariat iii. Legal system is therefore illegal iv. All crime is political crime, all criminals are political criminals v. Lower class (proletariat) over-represented in jail vi. Criminal justice is a contradiction in terms of capitalist society
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

2-26 - Theories of Crime and Deviance If youre not found...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online