Theories of Crime: Symbolic Interactionism vs. Structural Functionalism


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This term is used by sociologists to refer to any behavior that's contrary to social norms and is condemned by the majority of society:

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1. This term refers to acts that are against a legal code or law:

2. This term refers to any significant alteration in behavior patterns, cultural values and social norms:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sociologists use a variety of approaches to study society and societal issues such as crime and deviance, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of different schools of thought on society and crime.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Behaviors contrary to social norms
  • Perspectives on crime
  • Alterations in behavior or values

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related criminology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding crime
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about social theories

Additional Learning

For additional resources review the accompanying lesson on Theories of Crime: Symbolic Interactionism vs. Structural Functionalism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the relationship between deviance and crime
  • Understand the effects of crime on social values
  • Know different theories of crime
  • Explain how deviance can be learned