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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 2416
Professor
B.Cartwright
Semester
Summer

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A HAPPY BALANCE · Society/social system strive for balance or stability, often referred to as equilibrium · Watch words: consensus and integration MERTON’S ANOMIE AND DEVIANT BEHAVIOUR · If society is functional, then why do we have problems like social unrest, drug addiction, drop-outs and crime? · Merton deliberately distanced himself from Freudian or psychological explanation · Merton used term “anomie” to describe dysfunction between (or malintegration of) culture and social structure (Legge & Messner, 2010) MERTON’S MANIFEST AND LATENT FUNCTIONS · Manifes
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