Social Conformity - Social Conformity: Sub-cultural...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Social Conformity: Sub-cultural theories reflect Functionalist theories in the sense that they stress the learning of norms and values as a crucial variable in relation to crime. Working class deviance (especially delinquency) is seen in terms of it being a strong social reaction to such things as the denial of social status and legitimate career opportunities. thus, working class males, for example, want the same kinds of things that everyone else in society is socialised to want. When they are denied access to these goals, they develop alternative means to satisfy their desires (cf. Merton). Again, deviants conform to certain values. The "problem" for society is one of ensuring everyone conforms to the norms by which these values can be legitimately realised. Thus, the social context of people's behaviour is significant and explains: 1. Why delinquency (as opposed to crime) tends to be a "passing phase" in the lives
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

Page1 / 2

Social Conformity - Social Conformity: Sub-cultural...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online