SOC 101- Lecture 12

SOC 101- Lecture 12 - Sociology Lecture 12 Sociology of...

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Sociology Lecture 12 Sociology of Crime and Deviance What can a sociological perspective teach us about this behavior? Why do people break the rules? The first response may be investigating individual characteristics of the deviant. We may use psychological, physical, and genetic factors. Is he mentally troubled? Is he having higher levels of testosterone? Does his family have such a tendency? There is a clustering of criminal activity in certain neighborhoods. Biological anad psychological traits predict a random distribution. Maybe social factors. The deviant should be thought of as part of a larger social system. Better Q What are the social contexts in which rule-breaking occurs? Two examples of social contexts and social inequalities and social classes. Neighborhoods and space. Features of a physical and social environments influence their behavior. Use ecological models. One ex. Study of juvenille deliquency in Chicago. Many immigrants and people from the South came in 19 th to 20 th century. Many people thought that many immigrant groups
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