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Caroline Patterson Sociology 1101 Professor Christopher 19 March 2020 Lesson 5 Writing Assignment: Deviance and Social Control To understand primary deviance and secondary deviance, you should first understand what deviance is. In broad terms, deviance can be defined as a violation of established social norms. This could be something such as listening to music out loud in a public setting, cheating on an exam, to committing murder. However, deviance is not always a bad thing. For example, slavery has been abolished in most states due to people standing up for what they believe in and going against social norms. A type of deviance is primary deviance. This occurs when a violation of norms does “…not result in any long-term effects on the individual’s self-image or interactions with others.” (Chapter 7 pg.141). An example of primary deviance could be when Sally, a teenage Hispanic girl goes to Walmart and ends up not having enough money to buy her deodorant. Instead of putting it back on the shelf, Sally pretends to scan it at the self-checkout and puts it into the bag. She ends up getting away with stealing it. Sally did not want to be

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