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DEVIANT BEHAVIOR Deviant Behavior Chad Gossett Western Kentucky University
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DEVIANT BEHAVIOR As we all have seen, throughout history, each society or culture has different norms that are suitable to that group of people. Therefore, to create and come to the acceptance of these basic norms, each community must mature its’ own techniques and strategies and encourage the fundamentals of behavior, which is evident in our modern society. Most do assume that everyone in a community will follow and respect such norms. However, some tend to deviate from adequate norms and demonstrate the deviant behavior. Nonetheless, we are motivated to ask ourselves, why do people decide to violate such essential standards of living? To come to comprehend why people act with deviant behavior, we must understand how society brings about the acceptance of fundamental norms. The strategies and techniques for preventing deviant human behavior in a community are termed social control. As we acknowledge and respect these social norms, we assume others to do so as well. Hence, according to our behavior sanctions are carried out whether they are negative or positive. Conformity, which states, going along with peers and people of our status who have no explicit right to direct our behavior, is directional social control occurs in a group level which influences the way we act.
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  • Fall '13
  • Sociology, Western Kentucky University, Chad Gossett

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