FunctionalistIn small groups, discuss the following issue:

In TV programmes and films about crime, the offender is almost always caught and brought to justice or suffers an early death.

Have you ever seen any programmes in which this does not happen?

Would you feel uncomfortable in any way if the police were often shown as unsuccessful, or the criminals usually ‘got away with it’?

Using the work of Durkheim, explain why you think that might be so.