Durkheim and the Functions of Crime
Catalogue Number: STV030
Producer: Shortcutstv Ltd
Producing Agencies: Shortcutstv Ltd
Subject: American History, Criminal Justice & Law, Psychology, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Violence, World History
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom
Copyright Year: 2020
Running Time: 8:42
It seems obvious to most people that crime and social order are opposites. But more than a century ago French sociologist, Emile Durkheim, suggested that it wasn’t that simple. This film looks at introduction of zero tolerance policing in New York, the imprisonment of Dr Jack Kevorkian for assisting terminally ill patients to die, and the tragic murder in the UK of 2-year old, Jamie Bulger, to illustrate Durkheim’s three key functions of crime. It concludes by looking at the legacy of these ideas in the development of criminology.
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