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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 2416
Professor
K.Chin
Semester
Winter

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WILLIAM CHAMBLISS  Criminal label as product of social conflict  Modern society creates conflict  Conflict creates formal institutions  Formal institutions sanction violation of social norms.  More complex societies actually lead to more rule enforcement  Social stratification creates need for dominant groups to enforce norms of conduct o Poor people, lower working class… etc THE LAW OF VAGRANCY (Chambliss)  1964 paper “A Sociological Analysis of the Law of Vagrancy”.  Emergence of vagrancy laws in England tied to economic factors  Main thrust of vagrancy laws was to force able-bodied people to work LAW, ORDER AND POWER  Written by Chamblis
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