BeingDeviant

BeingDeviant - gradual and controlled vs. fast and loose,...

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The Evolving Process of Deviance People’s involvement in deviance is an evolving process. The experience is always shifting and changing Some research has documented the participation in deviance as similar to having a career Even though hitmen, prostitutes, drug dealers, shoplifters differ in the characteristics of their activities, they have some structural similarities in the way the progress through their career effects the level of involvement
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Differences in Careers There is one difference that should be noted however between deviant careers and legitimate ones. Legitimate work typically follows a particular structural pattern, but deviant careers are flexible and varied Once in their career, shifts can be: Lateral – moving on the same level into another act Downward – smuggler becoming a dealer Upward – dealer becoming an importer
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Unformatted text preview: gradual and controlled vs. fast and loose, repetitive vs. dissimilar, continuous vs. one-time and then shifting into another phase How participants manage their deviance How do they they maintain their relationships within the deviant communities? How can they manage their safety from agencies of social control? How do they balance their deviance with their non-deviant aspects of their lives? Examples of Managing Deviance parents and drugs, who also have children teenage gang membership with parents crime organizations and their families people who dont work but can and apply for state assistantship people who need prescription drugs deviant politics alternative music lovers and their regular jobs homosexuality and the general public...
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