The Functions of Crime


This PowerPoint file combines text, graphics, audio and video to outline four types of Functionalist theory on crime and deviance:

  1. Durkheimian,
  2. Strain (Merton),
  3. General Strain
  4. Subcultural.

A self-selected, unrepresentative of anyone-but-themselves, sample of reviewers have described this resource as:

“Brilliant”; “Utterly amazing” and “Too complicated to follow”.

Is this, as Meatloaf so perceptively once asserted, a case of “Two out of Three Ain’t Bad”?

Judge for yourself…

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