08 - Sociology 9-30-08 Deviance- behavior, belief, or...

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Sociology – 9-30-08 Deviance - behavior, belief, or condition that violates social norms in society it occurs. -ex. drinking too much, robbing a bank, laughing at funeral -some things are universally deviant, but it is relative to culture as well -what is deviant varies by place, time, group and ranges from transgressions of folkways to violations of mores and laws Crime- behavior that violates criminal law. Punishable by fines/jail terms -Juvenile delinquency=violation of law/ commit status offense by young person -criminal justice system=primary mech. Of external social control Social Control - Practices social groups develop to encourage conformity/discourage deviance -Internal soc ctrl- ppl internalize norms/values and follow them -external soc ctrl- negative sanctions for certain behaviors to punish rule breakers Criminology - systematic study of crime and justice system Sociologists on deviance - which behaviors? Who defines them? How and why are ppl deviant? How do we deal with them? Functionalist
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2008 for the course SOCI 142 taught by Professor Ransford during the Fall '08 term at USC.

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08 - Sociology 9-30-08 Deviance- behavior, belief, or...

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