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Chapter Discussion - Claire Tu Sociology 1 Section 102222 Chapter Discussion Questions#4 Chapters 6 8(30 pts due Sunday July 22 by 11PM 1(Ch6

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Claire Tu Sociology 1 Section 102222 Chapter Discussion Questions #4 - Chapters 6 & 8 (30 pts) due Sunday, July 22, by 11PM: 1. (Ch6) Define deviance. Is it always a crime? Provide an example of deviance in the United States (make sure it is not one listed in the textbook). 5pts Deviance is behavior that defies the standards of conduct or expectations of a group or society. It is the violation of norms. Because people violate common social norms in certain situations people are all deviants at some point in their life. Being late to class and speeding on the freeway are both considered deviant acts. Deviant acts do not have to be a crime, but just a violation of a norm. A crime is defined as a type of deviance that violates laws. An example in the United States would be littering. Littering can be considered a deviant act, but murderers and abusive alcoholics would also be classified as deviants. 2. (Ch6) Explain Merton’s Strain Theory. Apply the concepts to the subculture of drug dealers. In other words, how would Merton explain people who sell drugs for a living (apply one of the modes of adaptation)? 5pts Robert Merton, a sociologist, came up with the Strain Theory which states strain
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Chapter Discussion - Claire Tu Sociology 1 Section 102222 Chapter Discussion Questions#4 Chapters 6 8(30 pts due Sunday July 22 by 11PM 1(Ch6

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