10 - (crime) A new study provides some of the best evidence...

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Sociology 1A 18:01 Social Cohesion  refers to the way people form social bonds, relate to each other,  and get along on a day-to-day basis Emile Durkheim theorized that social cohesion is established either through: Mechanical Solidarity - based on the sameness of society’s parts or members  (more agrarian society with fewer jobs) Organic Solidarity = based on the interdependence of specialized parts or  members (industrialized, urban society) Crime = break from social solidarity Social Control  is the set of mechanisms that create normative compliance in  individuals Normative Compliance  is the act of abiding by society’s norms and simply  following the rules of group life Even crime is functional as well as deviating from the social norms because  society can reproduce itself even when in danger from forces that try to hinder it 
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Unformatted text preview: (crime) A new study provides some of the best evidence to date that low wages and unemployment make less-educated men more likely to turn to crime Stigma: • Negative social label that changes your behavior toward a person; also changes that person’s self-concept and social identity • Has serious consequences in terms of the opportunities made available, or rather that are not made available, to people in a stigmatized group Incarceration is an issue of racism: blacks take up 75% of prisoners in U.S. jails William Chambliss’s “The Saints” and “The Roughnecks” study shows the importance of linking the macro and micro factors together The Saints were from upper-middle-class families, whereas the Roughnecks were from the slums 18:01 18:01...
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