Whereas conflict theorists believe that a society’s inequalities are reproduced in its definitions of deviance, so that less powerful groups are more likely to be deemed deviant and criminalized.
For example, the functionalist perspective is a very black and white lens that deals with how different parts of society benefit from one another, while symbolic interactionism interprets how and why people interact a certain way socially due to their beliefs, and finally conflict theory deals more with the power struggle between groups in society....
Social forces and social institutions played a major role in events such as the Holocaust and the Great Depression, and still continue to play a role in everyday life today.
Marxists view law as part of the superstructure, which in marxist theory is defined as the institutions and culture considered to result from or reflect the economic system or infrastructure underlying a society and is by capitalists and for capitalists....
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Unlike functionalists, who argue that crime and deviance are inevitable in all kinds of society, marxists argue that crime is only inevitable in capitalist societies and that capitalism by its very nature is criminogenic.
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Structural Functionalism In the Functionalist School of Thought, society is viewed as being a complex structure of inter-related parts, analogous to a living being, with many different organs contributing to the daily functioning and health of the entire organism....
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“Recent studies have found that nearly all teenagers are using technology, primarily cell phones and text messaging, and using it to a staggering degree.