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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 1125
Professor
K.Chin
Semester
Fall

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Social Structure and Anomie  Merton used term "anomie" to describe social strain that occurred in American society, when people were unable to attain the cultural goals of success and wealth, because the institutional means weren't available.  Merton was saying that American society was "criminogenic" Merton's Five Modes of Adaptation Culture Goals Institutionalized Means Conformity + + Innovation + - Ritualism - + Retreatism - - Rebellion +/- +
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