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From a sociological perspective explanations for criminal- ity are found in two levels which are the subculture and the structural explanations The sociological explanations emphasize aspects of societal arrangements that are external to the actor and compelling A sociological explanation is concerned with how the structure of a society or its institutional practices or its persisting cultural themes affect the conduct of its members Individual differences are denied or ignored and the explanation of the overall collective behavoir is sought in the patterning of social arrangements that is considered to be both outside the actor and prior to him Sampson 1985 That is the social patterns of power or of institutions which are held to be determinative of human action are also seen as having been in existence before any particular actor came on the scene In lay language sociological explanations of crime place the blame on something social that is prior to external to and compelling of any particular person Sociological explanations do not deny the importance of human motivation However they locate the source of motives outside the individual and in the cultural climate in which he lives Political philosophers sociologists and athropologists have long observed that a condition of social life is that not all things are allowed Standards of behavior are both a pro- duct of our living together and a requirement if social life is to be orderly The concept of a culture refers to the perceived standards of behavior observable in both words and deeds that are learned transmitted from generation to generation and somewhat durable To call such behavior cultural does not necessar- ily mean that it is refined but rather means that it is cultured-- aquired cultivated and persistent Social scientists have invented the notion of a subculture to describe variations within a society upon its cultural themes In
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