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Unformatted text preview: negative but sociologists dont 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 its 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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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course SOCI 1300 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at North Texas.
- Fall '10