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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 cant 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