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1

Status frustration

Cohen argues that a result of being labelled a failure by society and education lead young boys to react with STATUS FRUSTRATION
They created they're own subcultures (gangs) with their own values

2

Evaluation +

We can all recollect groups of this type
Willis study the lads gives a supporting example
Provides explanation of non-economic crime, crimes for thrills

3

Evaluation -

Downes study found no examples of actual subcultures
POSTMODERNISTS argue there is no majority culture today

4

Male role models

Boys experience anxiety about their identity without role models so then to all male peer groups or street gangs