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LS 163 Lecture – 9/23 08:27 -Social Structure/Anomie Link: A more intense commitment in a population, a more intense ambition to  acquire socially valued goods and statuses – can actually increase the crime  rate o Particularly if they don’t think they cant get it by constraining themselves to  socially approved ends o Not only will they become conformists but also innovators o One byproduct or cost of having of an ambitious population is that also  commit a little crime, they will conform social ends to achieve High crime, delinquency may be still socially valuable Adolescence in a free society o If Ideologically commit yourself to the value of people growing up free Capacity to make choices, pre-decisions Emphasis on this practice can create a better society In this practice, mistakes will be made Untraditional high level of societies contributes to high level of  crimes Increased trajectories toward criminality is a price we might be willing to pay  for social values, ambition, freedom, diversity, and etc… List of Crime Causation Theories: Core of the theorists’ insights o Differential Association – Edwin Sutherland Theory of how the groups we choose to affiliate with influence the rates  of behavior we engage in, including crime Kids who hangout with the bad kids get in more trouble than the  bad kids hanging out with the good kids – mechanism of differential  association Depositing a causal link Sutherland focused on peers, specific groups (subgroups), not the 
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