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Deviance refers to behaviors that violate social norms. It can be formal in whichincludes criminal violation of formally-enacted laws. It is a violation of social norms, it's notalways punishable and it's not necessarily bad. Deviance in your society maybe not deviancein other society or vice versa, like for example wearing of hijab in Muslim community mightbe their social norms and not wearing of hijab is deviance in their society which is notdeviance to other community. Examples of formal deviance include robbery, theft, rape,murder, and assault, and informal violations of informal social norms,(Lumen Learning, n.d.)which are norms that have not been codified into law. Examples of informal deviance includepicking one's nose.Explanation:Previously, marijuana use was considered deviant in my parents' age, but, nowadays,marijuana is considered a medication in American culture and is not considered deviantanymore. Once considered a deviant activity, homosexuality has evolved to become a moreacceptable part of Western civilization in American society,(Buffalo & Rodgers, 1971) asshown by the rise of same-sex attraction. A tattoo used to be considered deviant, butnowadays, it is accepted all over the world, despite the fact that there are still countries and

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Sociology, Deviance and Conformity

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