Documentary “The Mafia”

Criminology Analytical Blog Post

For blog post #6, watch part 1 of the ITV documentary “The Mafia” with Trevor McDonald, available here: The Mafia With Trevor McDonald: Series 1 Episode 1 HD (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

1) Give a brief overview of subculture theory (300 words). What are the theory’s main points? (Cite your readings.)

2) Give a brief overview of conflict theory (300 words). What are the theory’s main points? (Cite your readings.)

3) Does subculture theory or critical theory better explain the actions of mafia members, according to the documentary? (Cite both readings and the documentary.)

4) Why is the other theory not as effective at explaining the actions of mafia members? (Cite both the readings and the documentary.)

Answers will be graded on their correctness, their analysis, their citations, and the clarity of the writing.

Only those two books for references

Bernard, T. J., Snipes, J. B., & Gerould, A. L. (2010). Vold’s theoretical criminology (p. 179189). New York: Oxford University Press.

Stucky, T. D., & Krohn, M. D. (2009). Researching theories of crime and deviance. Oxford University Press, USA.

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