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Exam II Key Terms: Mechanical Solidarity:Social glue that holds societies together; People doing similar things Organic Solidarity:Functional interdependence Anomie:societal mal-integration where the is a dissociation between valued culture ends and legitimate societal means to meet those ends Delinquent Sub-Cultures:groups that decide it’s “cool” not to succeed; and it’s “cool” to rebel “American Dream”:a commitment to the goals of material success to be pursued by everyone in society, under conditions of open American competition Macro-level Theory:explains cross-national differences in serious crime (ex: homicide; robbery) Content:of what is learned includes specific techniques for committing crimes and attitudes/definitions favorable to law violation Process:by which learning takes place involves associations with other people in intimate personal groups Mead:people in the same situations act in different ways
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