Deviance theories: Part two

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To finish our exploration of deviance theories, we looked at the following theories:

  • Hirschi’s Control theory (typically viewed as a Functionalist theory). For information on this theory see the Robertson and Van Krieken handout in the previous post.
  • Becker’s Labelling theory (viewed as an Interactionist theory). Information for this theory can also be found in Robertson and in the Van Krieken reading.
  • Marx’s Conflict theory (Chambliss is another important Conflict theorist who applied Conflict theory to deviance). See resources below.

Additional resources:

Chambliss study (Conflict theory)

Giddens Deviance (Information on all theories including Conflict)


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