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Deviance and Social Control 1. Which of the following statements about the definition of deviance is TRUE? a) Almost all persons in a society will agree on the nature of deviant behavior. b) Definitions of deviant behavior are determined by a nation’s economy. c) There is usually a great deal of disagreement among people as to what they consider deviant. d) Few persons in a society are concerned about the definition of deviance. 2. Millions of people at one time or another have smoked marijuana. If sociologists asked a sample of U.S. citizens about this behavior, they would most likely discover that 3. In 1965, J. L. Simmons asked a sample of the general public who they thought were deviant. Which of the following did significant numbers of people feel were deviant? 4. Among sociologists, there is 5. All of the following are definitions of deviance proposed by different sociologists, EXCEPT that deviance is a) behavior that is labeled negative by politicians and the police. b) a departure from the normative standards of a common culture. c) always immoral behavior. d) behavior eliciting anger or disapproval from large numbers of people. 6. Which statement about the definition of deviance is TRUE? 1
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