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14 Cards in this Set

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rule-breaking is the outcome of a 3-stage process, social groups create deviance
Howard Becker
law attempts to resolve crisis inherent in capitalism

Law serves the l/t interests of capitalism
William Chambliss

(structural marxist pov)
one of the first self-esteem models of crime and delinquency
Howard Kaplan
social control leads to deviance; distinguished b/w primary & secondary deviance
Edwin Lemert
radical theory
Karl Marx
contemporary conflict theory
Richard Quinney
radical conflict theory
Austin Turk
group conflict theory
George Vold
labeling theorists
Schur (radical nonintervention)
Humans are rational purposeful actors subject to an unequal distribution of power that produces inevitable conflict
contemporary conflict theory
Historical materialism: in each historical period we have dominant modes of production, feudalism, capitalism, slavery, etc

*Crime is an inevitable product of the inherent contradictions of capitalism
radical theory
Argues that no-one is intrinsically criminal, rather criminality is “a definition applied by individuals w/the power to do so”

norms of domination & deference

Criminalization results from the interaction b/w enforcers and alleged violators
radical conflict theory
5 forces of criminalization
Congruence (coming together) of cultural and social norms.

Realism of moves during the conflict.

Level of organization of the subjects.

Power differential between enforcers and violators.

Degree of sophistication in interpretation of behaviors.
Groups come into conflict with each other when their interests start to overlap

Whoever has power in society has the ability to make rules

doesn’t apply to street crime
group conflict theory