13a - Cooperation Among Deviants When weve looked at...

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Cooperation Among Deviants When we’ve looked at deviant groups we’ve found that groups vary in size and complexity. When deviant acts involve groups, there must be some level of cooperation between the members, and the ability to be flexible towards unexpected events (police interference) because often the nature of the deviant acts themselves are unstructured and unregulated.
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Transfer of Goods or Services - The cooperation usually involves some sort of transfer of illicit good (pornography, weapons, drugs) or the giving of deviant services (a fencing ring of stolen goods, sexual services, medical services – steroids, illegal abortion, prescription drugs). - Some cooperative deviant acts may be a series of trades instead of money, although deviant sales involves trading goods for money. - For some groups, these deviant acts, and the subsequent exchanges allow for one or more of the members to earn their entire living from it.
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Negotiating Deviance Cooperation between deviants often involves
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 340 taught by Professor Richardfey during the Fall '10 term at ASU.

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13a - Cooperation Among Deviants When weve looked at...

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