Tag: Cohen

  • Subcultural Theories of Crime – A Summary

    Introduction/ The basics Subcultural Theory explains deviance in terms of a deviant group, split apart from the rest of the society which encourages deviance Historical Period: The 1940s- 60S, Underclass Theory – 1980s Albert Cohen: Status Frustration working class boys try to gain status within school and fail, thus suffer status frustration Some such boys…

  • Subcultural Theories of Deviance

    subcultural theorists argue that deviance occurs because of peer pressure within a subculture that has broken off from mainstream society. This post covers ‘consensus subcultural theory’ including Albert Cohen’s status frustration and Cloward and Ohlin’s three types of subculture.