Chapter 5. Violence in Society: Rape and Murder. The Problem in Sociological Perspective. Violence: the use of force to injure people or to destroy their property Types of Violence Situational group violence : unplanned and spontaneous Organized group violence : planned but unauthorized
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Violence in Society: Rape and Murder
Figure 5.3 – How Countries Compare in Rape and Murder
Emile Durkheim: asking the sociological question…functions of crime?
Gottfredson and Hirschi: Control Theory
Edwin Sutherland: Differential Association
Two most serious forms of physical violence: rape and murder
Forcible Rape: form of assault where one forces another to have any type of sexual relations against that person’s will
Statutory Rape: sexual intercourse between an adult and a minor
10 profiles of rapists based on confessions:
Conflict theory indicates that tensions will remain in our society
Functionalist perspective explains that violence is functional enough to be perpetuated and maintained
Symbolic interactionist perspective focuses on violence as a cultural symbol used to resolve conflict
Sociological perspective on violence essential to understanding our present and future state
Understanding of the social basis of violence can be usedto implement beneficial solutions