Unformatted text preview: presented, etc. Pg. 9 – Social problems cannot be defined by public opinion, then blame is placed 100% on individuals and the social system is not questioned. Institutions, the powerful, do create problems, and therefore must be examined as sources of social problems and “wrong” policies There are 2 main types of social problems – 1 – acts and conditions that violate the norms and values present in society; 2 – societally induced conditions that cause psychic and material suffering for any segment of the population, including minorities There are discrepancies between social standards and reality – example: everyone wants to be rich, everyone can’t be rich; these discrepancies must be considered when examining problems from a social standard/public opinion view point. Pg. 10 – Deviants (abnormal people) exist due to the effects of social problems....
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, The Index of Social Health