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Three key sociological theories are structural functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism. What key ways do these different theories define deviance and punishment in society?

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100 words of ideas and 1 reference briefly validate how some sociological theories explain deviance and crime causation.

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Of the 3 key sociological theories, structural functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism, each defines deviance and punishment in society quite diversely. For conflict theory, there is a major emphasis on how groups (gender, ...

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