CHAPTER 2- VERSIONS OF THE ANOMIE STRAIN THEORY

CHAPTER 2 VERSIONS - 3 Versions of the Anomie Strain Theory Merton Goal-means gap=deviance Cohen Goal-means gap=status frustration=Deviance

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3 Versions of the Anomie Strain Theory Merton: Goal-means gap=deviance Cohen: Goal-means gap=status frustration=Deviance Cloward/Ohlin: Goal-means gap=differential illegitimate opp.=diff. dev. activities
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Social Learning Theory Edwin Sutherland (1939) “Deviant behavior is learned via interactions with others.” “Differential Association” If an ind. assoc. w/ people who hold dev. ideas more than w/ people who embrace conventional ideas, the ind. is likely to become deviant.”
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*Important to note* “Just because one has deviant ideas does not make them deviant.” i.e. father telling his children to steal or not steal (deviant vs. non deviant acts) does not matter if the father is deviant or not. (Deviance requires an action) If people are given ideas of deviance vs. non-deviant ideas, they are more likely to be deviant
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This theory does not refer to one type of association that is deviant. i.e. lawyers contact with criminals This theory refers to both deviant and conventional contacts, to the excess of deviant over conventional. (This means that it is all right to have both kinds of contacts only if there is a greater number of deviant contacts than conventional, a person will become deviant.)
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Hence Differential Association: refers to the fact that deviants’ association with dev. ind. Ideas differ from their association with conventional ones. Diff. Assoc.=Deviant Beh.
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Differential Identification Daniel Glaser (1956) He believes Sutherland’s idea is a “Mechanistic Image” Image shows the ind. is pushed into deviant involvement by association with deviants
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Glaser (continued) He suggests the experience of hanging out with deviants is harmless unless the ind. identifies with the deviant. How do you prevent deviance? Don’t take the dev. seriously enough where you begin to identify with them and make them your hero. i.e. stay away from bad movies, books and nasty music.
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So… Deviance is likely to occur if differential identification intervenes between it and differential assoc. Diff. Assoc.=Diff. Ident.=Dev. Beh.
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CHAPTER 2 VERSIONS - 3 Versions of the Anomie Strain Theory Merton Goal-means gap=deviance Cohen Goal-means gap=status frustration=Deviance

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