Soc 120 week 6 Deviant Behavior

Soc 120 week 6 Deviant Behavior - The factors that have...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Deviant Behavior Prostitution is considered a deviant behavior across most of the United States. By social norm and moral values the act prostitution whether by male of female is considered an act of illicit behavior and those who perform such acts are placed in a social class of people considered out of the social norm and most people do not want to associate with them for fear of being placed in the same class of peopled considered in acting in a deviant nature and shunned by society. While prostitution is considered deviant behavior in most of the United State a few states legalized the act. These states come to the rationalization that prostitution is not a deviant act, but on act between people that is natural and that by legalizing it, helps not only those who perform those acts in remaining health but also help in their safety and those of their patrons.
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: The factors that have contributed to the idea that prostitution is a deviant behavior comes from social factors, religion and moral upbringing, in which people are taught that prostitution is wrong and those that do so are not socially acceptable. When a person of powerful status commits a crime of deviant behavior, more often than not the person will receive very little to no prison time and or a find and made to pay restitution to those they harmed; those with powerful status usually commit white collar crimes, such as fraud, and crimes dealing with money. While others of lower social power commit crimes that deal with theft of property, bodily harm to others, and crimes against others. These people usually get larger prison sentences and are labeled a deviant person, while the person of higher social power will rarely be labeled as such....
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online