Sociology Crime and Devieance

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The approach to crime which is distinctively sociological assumes that the criminal acquires his interest, ability, and means of self-justification in crime through his relationship to others. To commit a crime is actions in which the law set by the government is broken by people in society “Crime is said to be activities that break the law and are subject to official punishment” (Holborn and haralambos, 2008). The crime rate in 1961 was fifteen thousand, 1971 thirty eight thousand, 1981 eighty nine thousand and finally in 1991 it was ninety five thousand, as you can see the crime rate is slightly rising every ten years. Durkheim tells us that all societies suffer with crime. “Deviance is a normal and necessary part of any society” (Durkheim). Terrorism, Poverty, Unemployment, Drug abuse, Governments, Child abuse and Neglect are all of these social problems? Sociology tells us that our experiences are often caused by social forces. Social problems can account for two elements to be shown as problem, it must be looped to a social situation involving people in society. Crime can only be a social problem if it breaks rules in the social system. The human societies often have different minds to what a social problem consists of. There are many known definitions of social problems throughout different societies and worldwide. Criminology in the narrow sense is concerned with the study of the phenomenon of crime, and of the factors or circumstances which may have influence on or be associated with the criminal behaviour and the state of crime in general. The understanding of criminology is to see social problems and cause of the crimes and how they have affect on people in society. Many causes of social problems start from people that struggle with problems themselves. The Human being that suffers with problems and then creates problems they believe that this is a
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