Chapter 10 argues that strain theory fits the overall orientation of the consensus perspective.Which of the following is a characteristic of strain theory that does NOT fit the consensus perspective? January 1, 2023 by admin Social institutions all contribute to the smooth running of society. Those in positions of power ensure that these institutions reflect their interests. Crime occurs when something unusual happens that affects these institutions. Strains,stresses,and frustrations all affect one’s behaviour and actions in society. See Answer Those in positions of power ensure that these institutions reflect their interests.