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1

Anomie

Subcultures and anomie (normlessness) mean that the collective conscience is weakened

2

Reaffirming boundaries

When someone is punish in court it results in publicity so reaffirms boundaries through deterrence
Examples- public punishment or community service

3

Changing values

When there is sympathy for the convicted, for example, stabbing an intruder or assisted suicide.
This then leads to public outcry and a change in value

4

Social cohesion

When communities come together after horrific crimes
For example Shannon Mathews case

5

Evaluation +

Shows how deviance is integral to society

6

Evaluation -

Explains functions of crime but not exactly why it excises
Doesn't explain rates in crime
Ignores labelling of some groups