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Anomie Theory

  • By: Osman Seyhan & Serdar Kenan Gul
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Sociologists have often looked at the social environment as a structural factor in the cause of deviance and crime. For example, those promoting anomie and strain theories of crime focus on the social system as a root cause of deviation. They ...

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