Deviance: The Functionalist Perspective On Crime
"Studies have found that a range of negative events and conditions increase the likelihood of crime" (Source 4). For instance, child abuse, childhood trauma and negative relationships with peers altogether are linked with crime. Strainful events or experiences can cause anger and frustration, which in turn leads to deviance. Strain is more likely to be linked with crime with individuals with "poor coping skills and resources" (Source 4). Thus, according to the strain theory, the poor are affected the most because of their lack of resources and their inability to seek …show more content…
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