Exam II Key Terms - Exam II Key Terms Mechanical Solidarity Social glue that holds societies together People doing similar things Organic Solidarity

Exam II Key Terms - Exam II Key Terms Mechanical Solidarity...

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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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