Ch 6. Assignment questions

1. Briefly summarize several leading theories explaining crime and deviance presented in this chapter: differential association, anomie, labeling, conflict, and control theories. Which theory appeals to you? Explain why.

2. Explain how differences in power and social influence can play a significant role in defining and sanctioning deviant behavior.

3. What do you consider the most harmful consequences of violent crimes? Of white-collar crimes? How do you think the “average” American views each these different types of crimes?