LaKisha Green April 3, 2020 Soc-220-0501 Dr. Cruz Social Deviance Social deviance is the act of doing something outside the norm. ( Robertson, 2014) Deviance can be formal or informal. Formal deviance falls into the categories of breaking laws, such as speeding, theft, or murder. Informal deviance falls into the categories of doing something that is against what others may see as a preferred action, such as chewing with our mouth open, having bright colored hair, or picking our nose. Social deviance can contribute to social problems and perpetuate those problems on a micro and macro level. Over time there has been many solutions proposed to these problems. Social problems are conditions or behaviors that negatively affect people. (Sullivan, 2016) Social deviance can not only contribute to social problems, but it can be why a social problem exist to begin with. Since every group of people want their way to be the norm this can cause others to see a specific group as being defiant. Defiant behavior can make others look down upon a group and cause social problems. Social problems caused by deviance is the
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