CRIME AND DEVIANCE IN THE CONTEXT OF “LATE” MODERNITY AND

  • Ranka Jeknić
  • Blanka Čop

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present and analyse some contemporary


sociological approaches to crime and deviance in the context of “late”


modernity and globalization, as well as to emphasize some of the


contemporary sociological debates about wider social, economic and


cultural changes that have an impact not only on the ways we understand


or think about crime and deviance, but on the forms and patterns of crime


and deviance themselves. In this regard various new sociological


theories of “high”, “late” or “reflexive” modernity and theories of


globalization are developing among which the special emphasis is given


on some theories that contribute to a better understanding of the role and


the implications that the transition to “late” modernity and different


dimensions of globalization have on crime and deviance such as the


theory of “the exclusive society” (Young), “reflexive modernity” (Beck,


Giddens), “revised theory of modernization” (Inglehart, Welzel),


global criminal economy” (Castells), “global criminal flows” (Ritzer)


etc. Selected theories emphasize the following: first, the need to relate


crime and deviance to major structural, economic and cultural changes


in “late” modern societies, such as the different aspects of the


“exclusion”, the rise of relative deprivation, the rise of individualism,


diversity, difference, pluralism, “risk”, insecurity etc., and the second,


the need to relate them with the complex processes of globalization, new


technologies, mass consumerism, marketisation, inequality etc., in order


to understand and propose some sociological explanations of the causes


of the crime and deviance in the global age.

Published
May 21, 2019
How to Cite
JEKNIĆ, Ranka; ČOP, Blanka. CRIME AND DEVIANCE IN THE CONTEXT OF “LATE” MODERNITY AND. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference "Social Changes in the Global World", [S.l.], v. 2, n. 5, p. 941-959, may 2019. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/scgw/article/view/2974>. Date accessed: 15 oct. 2019.