Strain theory by Robert Martin - Academic Master.
Robert Martin has many ways to explain the Strain Theory but the aspect of imbalance (based on values in the cultures) is what sticks out to me in this article because values are a hit or miss when it comes to drug trafficking. As said in the article, they do indeed have values within their culture. But those values are easily erupted when a high offical is murdered, threatened, or paid off.
Durkheim's theory of anomie proved influential to American sociologist Robert K. Merton, who pioneered the sociology of deviance and is considered one of the most influential sociologists in the United States. Building on Durkheim's theory that anomie is a social condition in which people's norms and values no longer sync with those of society, Merton created the structural strain theory.
Introduction. When Merton (1938) and Sutherland (1940) first presented their respective strain theory and notion of white-collar crime, their concerns and fundamental assumptions were completely at odds with one another. While Sutherland's primary focus was on the crimes of the socially elite and powerful, Merton and other classical strain theorists (Cloward and Ohlin, 1960, Cohen, 1955) were.
The Contingency theory has strengths and disadvantages just like the Strain theory. Some could say one of the strengths of contingency theory is its longevity Contingency theory has survived over the decades as a valid and reliable approach on how to achieve effective leadership because it is grounded in empirical research. Researchers who have followed Fiedler have validated contingency.
The theory which I am studying is Merton’s Strain Theory, this particular subject lies within the Strain theory umbrella. Strain theory is a derivative of Emile Durkheim’s Anomie Theory, which is the theory of normlessness; an example of this anomie would be how in the late nineteenth century Europeans would emigrate from the rural areas to more urban environments due to the Industrial.
Strain theory: According to Robert Merton, deviance among the poor results from a gap between the cultural emphasis on economic success and the inability to achieve such success through the legitimate means of working. According to Richard Cloward and Lloyd Ohlin, differential access to illegitimate means affects the type of deviance in which.
The Anomie-Deviant Behavior Connection: The Theories of Durkheim, Merton, and Srole Number 39 September 28, 1987 In my recent review of the literature on fraud, I I suggested that a critical aspect of the situation involves the concept of anomie. The word “anomie” derives from the Greek word arwmia, meaning lawlessness or “without law,”2 and refers to societal in-stability resulting.