Social Conformit1 - Social Conformity: Basically follows...

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Social Conformity: Basically follows the Functionalist argument in this respect: Social disorganisation theory focuses specifically upon the way in which (rapid) urban development weakens the social bonds that tie people to one another. Once these bonds are weakened, informal controls cease to have an effect and this results in an increase in crime and deviance (note the similarity to the concept of anomie - rapid social change means that people no-longer fully understand where the boundaries of acceptable / unacceptable behaviour lie). Cultural Transmission and Differential Association theories argue that the sub-culture within which people live may lead them to develop "deviant" norms and to transmit them to others through a socialisation process. Thus, in one sense, people are conforming to sub-cultural norms; in another, wider cultural sense, they are deviating from norms of behaviour established in society as a whole.
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