DEVIANCE AND CRIME STUDENT COPY

DEVIANCE AND CRIME STUDENT COPY - Deviance & Crime SOCI...

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SOCI 200 Spring 2007
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Deviance Deviance is conduct that is defined as violating the standards of conduct or expectations (norms or mores) of a group or society. Negatively defined or condemned by society Whether an act is deviant or not depends on the setting or circumstance.
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Laws Laws are bodies of rules made by a government, interpreted by the courts, and backed by the power of the State. In U.S., two types of law: Criminal: Civil:
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Conformity/Obedience Social conformity is acting like one’s peers Obedience is compliance with higher authority
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Social Controls Societies keep people from deviating because of social controls . Social controls refer to: techniques & strategies for regulating human behavior in society
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Why is there Deviance? Biologic Theories: Skull diameters Psychological theories: a. Mentally ill. b. Sociopaths.
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Functionalist Perspective:
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