IntroSoc-ch. 7 summary - 11-14-07 Introduction To Sociology...

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11-14-07 Introduction To Sociology Ch. 7 Summary -a culture’s norms and values make up its moral code, or the symbolic system by which behavior is viewed as right or wrong, good or bad within that culture -normal behavior is behavior that conforms to the norms of the group in which it occurs -deviant behavior is behavior that fails to conform to the group’s norms -criminal and deviant behavior has been found throughout history -scholars have proposed a variety or theories -biological theories such as those propounded by Lombroso and Sheldon stressed the importance of inherited factors in producing deviance -psychological explanations emphasize cognitive or emotional factors within the individual as the cause of deviance -psychoanalytic theory suggests that criminals act on the irrational impulses of the id because they failed to develop a proper superego or conscience, in the socialization process -behaviorists argue that crime is the product of conditioning -Wilson and Herrnstein proposed that criminal activity, like all human behavior, is the
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY unknown taught by Professor Tischler during the Spring '08 term at Mass Colleges.

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IntroSoc-ch. 7 summary - 11-14-07 Introduction To Sociology...

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