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Institutional Anomie Theory
Messner & Rosenfeld
-Social structure leads to anomie
-Consensus of goals, values
-Availability of acceptable means
-"American Dream" focus
-"Crime is promoted by culture indirectly"
Four Value Orientations
1) Achievement Orientation; value based on achievements

2) Individualism; value based on competition

3) Universalism; everyone works towards the same things

4) Fetishism of Money; "end in itself," valued above possessions, metric of success
Three Effects of Inst. Anomie
1) Devalued = less important
2) Accomodation = economics take precedence
3) Penetrate = business principles incorporated