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Unformatted text preview: 4. High level of maladaptive behavior due to cultural imbalance between goals and means *Crime is an illegitimate means to a legitimate end*- Between forces driving people to crime and restraining forces- Social structure explains differences in upper and lower class crime rates.- Distribution of legitimate opportunities to achieve wealth through legitimate means 5. Since goals aren’t always achieved, means becomes valuable in themselves.- Oftentimes, means are placed under severe stress. *To overcome sense of anomy, different modes of adaptation are used. Modes of Adaptation: Behavior Goals Means 1. Conformity + + 2. Innovation +-3. Ritualism-+ 4. Retreatism--5. Rebellion + +...
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- Winter '09
- Sociology, Robert Merton, specifies acceptable means