3. Subcultural Strain Theories

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3. Subcultural Strain Theories
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2013-06-11 23:25:42
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Crime and Deviance
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  1. Basic premise of Subcultural Strain Theories
    • Criticise Merton's theory and seek to build on it.
    • Deviance is a result of a delinquent subculture
  2. Two main sections to Subcultural Strain Theories and their writers...
    • 1. Status Frustration - Albert Cohen
    • 2. The Three Subcultures - Cloward and Ohlin
  3. Albert Cohen - Status Frustration
    Criticisms of Merton
    1.?
    2.?
    • 1.Deviance is committed in groups
    • 2. Not always utilitarian
  4. What Cohen believes are delinquent subcultures' 'solution' to Status Frustration
    Alternative Status Hierarchy
  5. Cloward and Ohlin - Three Subcultures
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    2.?
    3.?
    • 1. Criminal Subcultures
    • 2. Conflict Subcultures
    • 3. Retreatist Subcultures
  6. Alternative Study on Subcultures?
    It's Three theories?
    • The Chicago School
    • 1.Cultural Transmission Theory
    • 2. Differential Association Theory
    • 3. Social Disorganisation Theory
  7. Evaluation - Three main points
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    2.?
    3.?
    • 1. Ignores white collar crime
    • 2. Millar agues that lower class has own independant subculture- 'focal concerns'
    • 3. Matza- drifting

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