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Chapter 6 Sociology Notes Deviance and Social Control What is Deviant Behavior? -Deviance:Any attitude, behavior, or condition that violates cultural norms or societal laws that results in disapproval, hostility, sanction if becomes known -Crime:an act, usually considered deviant, that is punishable by fines, imprisonment, or both (a type of deviance) -Pluralistic societies: societies made up of many diverse groups with different norms and values -Capital offenses:crimes considered so heinous they are punishable by death. Biological Perspectives -Early theories argue deviant behavior caused by biological or anatomical abnormalities -Phrenology:a theory that the skull configurations of deviant individuals differ from those of nondeviant -Atavisms:throwbacks to primitive humans -Early theories disproven, but research persists on brain function, physiology, and response -Modern approaches: product of an interaction between biological and environmental factors -ParentChild Studies -Twin studies Functionalist perspectives -Deviance and Social Solidarity o
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