Why do Young Working Class People Commit Crime? PART 2

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Why do Young Working Class People Commit Crime? PART 2

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In part one we looked at why young working class people young men in particular commit crime. We looked at the different strain theories that are based on Merton’s original theory. This concluded that all subcultures are committed to money success. In this way, subcultures are seen as a reaction by male working class lads’ inability to obtain this goal. Other sociologists utilise this concept, but do not share such functionalist assumptions.

This A-Level Sociology video explores concepts such as money success, strain theory, Walter Miller’s Focal Concerns, Subterranean Values and David Matzo’s five justifications of neutralisation.

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