Lecture+9 - If there are social causes to crime, does it...

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If there are social causes to crime, does it make sense to hold individuals accountable? A. Yes B. No
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Theories of Crime Labeling Theory
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Symbolic Interactionism Focus is on the micro: Subjective processes and interpretations; Grounded; situational, contextual. Asks: how do people create meaningful social experiences that lead to social action?
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Key components Social : individuals negotiate social world; Interaction : between two or more individuals; Symbols : gain meaning through intersubjective agreement; Social  process : society is constantly in flux; Stage: social interaction is analogous to actors on a stage.
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“if men define situations as real, they are real in their consequence” (W.I. Thomas)
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Functional  Perspective Symbolic  Interactionist  Perspective Society seeks social equilibrium Society is in flux and process Focuses on macro forces of economy, culture, politics, and society; Focuses on the micro interactions between individuals
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