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Crime and Society Fall 2007 Exam One Study Questions Part One Shaping Definitions of Crime The Consensus approach: o What is the consensus approach? o What functions does crime serve for society (positive and negative)? o What are the major criticisms of the consensus model? Conflict models: o What themes are present in conflict models of crime and deviance? o What do conflict models say about how criminal acts are defined? o How do conflict theorists argue interests in society are maintained and enhanced? o According to conflict theorists, how is law an instrument of power? o How are law enforcement officials used? The Sociological Imagination Why don’t ‘ordinary’ people make connections between their private lives and the world around them? What is the sociological imagination? How does history relate to biography? What types of questions would a person using the sociological imagination ask? What is the difference between ‘the personal troubles of milieu’ and ‘the public issues of social structure’? How do values relate to what we consider the important issues of our time? The Social Construction of Crime Myths What two explanations are given for the existence of social problems? What are crime myths? What are the functions of crime myths? (Four)
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