Topic 9 - Topic 9 Deviance TOPIC 9 DEVIANCE A What Is...

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Unformatted text preview: Topic 9 : Deviance TOPIC 9 : DEVIANCE A. What Is Deviance? B. Social Control C. Functions and Dysfunction's 1 A. What is Deviance? 1. Deviance is behavior that a large number of people view as reprehensible and beyond the limits of tolerance. A. What is Deviance? Deviant behavior violates norms and elicits sanctions. This is the NORMATIVE perspective on deviance. 2 A. What is Deviance? Deviant behavior violates norms and elicits sanctions. This is the NORMATIVE perspective on deviance. A. What is Deviance? Deviant behavior violates norms and elicits sanctions. This is the NORMATIVE perspective on deviance. 3 A. What is Deviance? 2. Deviance is not inherent in an act but results from the application of rules to an offender. This is the REACTIVIST perspective on deviance. A. What is Deviance? 2. Deviance is not inherent in an act but results from the application of rules to an offender. This is the REACTIVIST perspective on deviance. 4 A. What is Deviance? 2. Deviance is not inherent in an act but results from the application of rules to an offender. This is the REACTIVIST perspective on deviance. 5 3. Deviance Is Relative What counts as deviance varies What counts as deviance varies by: Culture Group Status Setting by: 4. Establishing the existence of deviance involves the use of power. Attributions of deviance are biased in favor of those with power. 6 B. Social Control 1. Internalization of Norms 2. Structure of Experience 3. Formal and Informal Sanctions C. Dysfunction's and Functions 1. Dysfunction's: a. Threat to group goals and values b. Negative examples and models c. Undermines trust 7 C. Dysfunction's and Functions 2. Functions a. Highlights the "good" b. Promotes group cohesion C. Dysfunction's and Functions 2. Functions c. Reveals problems in the social order d. Promotes social change 8 Beer and Circus? 9 10 THE DR. HUGHES SHOW "Let's Get `Theoretical'!" 11 ...
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