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Start for Test 2 - September 29, 2010 Theories of Deviance What is deviance? What causes it? Losing hope – no control – losing all care Alienation – no resources for change Cognitive frame on the world/self History of personal trauma Personality Defy society/getting revenge Associations/learning/access Forms of Deviance Form of deviance is always relative to a different norm Local/group norms: at UT, in a fraternity, etc. Subcultural norms: racial/ethnic group, religion, the South Societal norms: laws Chapter focuses on violations of societal norms (typically serious
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Unformatted text preview: ones) Theories to explain deviance Anomie Lack of hope A state of reduced commitment to norms or pursuit of goals Comes from? Lack of access to culturally-valued goals via legitimate means Responses to anomie Ritualism reject the goal but uphold means Retreatism give up goals and means Innovation keep goals, find illegitimate means Rebellion try to develop new goals/means Control Differential Association Routine Activities...
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