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PROBLEMS WITH ANOMIE THEORY.docx

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Department
Criminology
Course Code
CRIM 2416
Professor
B.Cartwright

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PROBLEMS WITH ANOMIE THEORY (Passas) · Class bias – pressure toward deviance is felt primarily by lower classes · Monolithic view of culture – assumes that we all strive to attain the same cultural goals, symbols of success AND THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM… 1. Bring in concept of Relative Deprivation 2. Bring in reference group analysis REFERENCE GROUPS · Reference groups set standards that other tries to conform to · Normative reference groups - set group norms for individuals who wi
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