Sociological Criminology Emile Durkheim - Sociological Criminology Emile Durkheim Vold Chapter 6 Intellectual Backdrop Thinking inspired by two major

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Sociological Criminology – Emile DurkheimVold Chapter 6Intellectual BackdropThinking inspired by two major eventsoFrench RevolutionoIndustrial RevolutionElemental conceptsoMechanical solidarity (uniformity)oOrganic solidarity (diversity/division of labor)Gemeinschaft/GesselschaftFunctionalism DefinedCrime is “normal”; it serves a valued social purposeNo society has existed crime freeThe Purpose of FunctionalismCrime is to be regulated and controlled, not eliminatedCrime and deviance are continually redefinedoDefining deviance up (more restrictive law)oDefining deviance down (more permissive law)

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