8. Sociological Theories of Crime

8.8 Discussion Questions

Dr. Sean Ashley

  1. Has the increase in gender equality in the workplace since the 1950s shifted the dynamics of youth delinquency in North America today?
  2. The term “genocide” has been used to describe the colonial state of Canada’s residential school system. Explain how this term relates to Durkheim’s concept of anomie and what might be done moving forward to address the harms done.
  3. Is there an interstitial zone in your city or town? Is this area considered a place of higher crime?
  4. Have you ever felt anomie? Does your experience fit better with Durkheim or Merton’s application of the concept?


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