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Social Structure and Anomie

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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 1650
Professor
James Williams
Semester
Fall

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Social Structure and Anomie Social structure (capitalist) 1) Value, Beliefs and norms 2) Laws- government 3) Class-socioeconomic status 4) Education  Capitalists- achieve the most that you can; working hard to get stuff or to make yourself look better. Two important elements: - First, culturally defined goals, interests and purposes - Second, defines, regulates and controls acceptable means of achieving these goals 5 stages: (MERTON) Anomie- when society lets you down - Conformity: (sort of conditioning) Culture and goals & means of achieving (law abiding citizens) - Innovation: You just have culture and goals.. don’t have access to education or jobs - Ritualism: They don’t care about cultural goods and services, but they go through institutional means. (they just don’t care) - Retreatism: They don’t care about the cultural goods and institutional means.(suffering from Anomie) - Rebellion: They realize there is
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