Sociology 2260A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: White-Collar Crime, Reproductive Rights, Bourgeoisie

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Two approaches to the study of law and society. Law exists to maintain order and stability and societal integration. Durkheim concerned with social solidarity (how is society held together) In his opinion law held societies values and it can tell you the level of solidarity. He set forward legal development by saying law could measure level solidarity in a society. Law is a measure of the type of solidarity in a society: Characteristic of more modern and heterogenous and diverse societies. Repressive law(in mechanic solidarity. ) vs. restitutive law (in organic solidarity) Thursday, january 26, 2017 video(kids in solitary confinement video called alone)- discussion. A criticism of his theory is that people can be heterogenous but have repressive law. New york is heterogenous so you"d expect organic solidarity. The jail falls under repressive law when it comes to solitary con nement. But it is still heterogenous in some way they don"t have similar values but the.

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