Lecture 7 - Conformity, Deviance and Crime the study of...

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04/28/10 1 Conformity, Deviance and Crime the study of social deviance is the study of 1) those behaviors which violate cultural norms or rules, 2) the processes involved in identifying specific behaviors as deviant and 3) the consequences of such identifications for the deviant and for society at large
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04/28/10 2 Merton's Anomie Theory Merton hypothesized that anomie and deviance might be a prevailing state for certain segments of the population, namely the lower classes. He was trying to show how social structures exert pressure on normal people to engage in "deviant" behavior
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04/28/10 3 Merton’s Assumptions 1) there are cultural goals which are widely known and shared 2) there are institutionalized and accepted means for obtaining these goals 3) different segments of the population have higher rates of deviance because they have less access to the institutionalized means of achieving cultural goals 4) psychologically normal people in certain social situations may be inclined to engage in deviant behavior
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2010 for the course SOC 0010 taught by Professor Nelson during the Spring '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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Lecture 7 - Conformity, Deviance and Crime the study of...

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