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functionalist perspective on crime Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

Functionalist explanations of crime, deviance, social control and order

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.


the functi­onalist analysis view of crime starts with society. It seeks to explain crime by looking at the nature of society, rather than at indivi­duals.
this is known as a macro-­app­roach. Functi­ona­lists take a consensus approach to crime
They believed crime is functional to society. in relation to Durkheim's organic analogy, they believe crime improves social regulation and social cohesion