Unformatted text preview: negative but sociologists don’t look at it that way. Deviance is a violation of norms, socially defined behaviors. It is not the act itself, but the reactions to the act, that makes something deviant. What are examples of behaviors considered deviant in all groups or cultures? o Incest; murder (when it’s viewed as murder , as opposed to sacrifice, punishment, etc.) What causes deviance? o Psychological problems, being oppressed and as a rebellion, boredom, different ways of being socialized....
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