Deviance and Social Control

Deviance and Social Control - First act of rule-breaking,...

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Deviance and Social Control Social Deviance : any transgression of socially established norms. Informal deviance - minor violations Personal space Formal Deviance(crime) - violations of laws Symbolic interactionism micro-level Based on shared meanings and assumptions that motivate actions Labeling theory Individuals unconsciously notice how others see or label them Reactions to those labels over time, form the basis of their self-identity Stigma -A negative label that devalues a person and changes her of his self-concept and social identity Primary deviance
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Unformatted text preview: First act of rule-breaking, which gives you a deviant label Secondary deviance Subsequent acts of rule-breaking, which occur as a result of your new deviant label. Social Control Mechanisms that create normative compliance in individuals Normative Compliance Abiding by societys norms, following the rules of group life Social sanctions Mechanisms of social control Informal social sanctions Applied unspoken rules of social life Formal social sanctions Applied laws set by a society Formal sanctions(laws) depend on...
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