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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 104
Professor
Barry Cartwright
Semester
Fall

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thWeek 8 November 6SUBCULTURAL THEORIES AND SITUATIONAL DYNAMICS THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF SUBCULTURAL THEORIES Emerged during the 1950sRelative prosperity compared to the great depression dirty thirtiesRelative peace and prosperitycompared to world war II which lasted from 1939 until 1945 THE AFTERMATH OF WORLD WARTWOWATCHING TVGANGS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN THE FUNCTIONALIST APPROACHSubculture theories of delinquency related to structural functionalismPopular sociological perspective from late 1930s into 1960sFunctionalist approach draws parallel between the social order and organic lifeSociety seen as series of integrated parts eachworking to ensure thecontinuation of the organism STARTING WITH SAINTSIMON Emphasized the positive as opposed to the negative One of first to view society as functional mechanism greater than its component partsSaintsimon emphasized importance of moral order AND THEN CAME AUGUSTE COMTEinvoked an organic analogy of societyused terms like elements organs and tissues to describe society
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