A deviance essay requires you to explain deviance using a range of sociological theories. In the past two lessons we have looked at Functionalist theories, including:
- Traditional functionalist theory (Durkheim)
- Anomie theory, specifically known as Structural-strain theory (Merton)
- Delinquent Subculture theory (Cohen)
- Cultural-transmission theory, specifically Differential Association theory (Sutherland) This theory is sometimes viewed as an interactionist theory.
VanKriekenDeviance (Functionalist theories plus more)
Gang babes love to kill (This is a case study about female gangs in New York City)
RobertsonDeviance (Differential Association theory plus more)