Robert Iverson SOC-220 May 2, 2020 Abigail Amorim Social Deviance Social problems, also known as social issues, affect everyone in society, great or small, in the general public or policymakers. Social deviance is when someone engages in a conduct that is against the norms, values or laws that have been established. For deviance to be understood, all five factors need to be looked at: 1)deviance; 2) deviant; 3)norms; 4) morals; 5) social control (Robert, J. L., (2014). Someone who is living in poverty may be living that way because of social deviance. Social deviance has become a social problem since the people of society are the one that sets the standard of what will be known as deviant. Over time, deviance acts may become less deviant due to society becoming more lenient. An example is the legalization of marijuana in some states. It used to be an illegal substance. With more tolerance also leads to weakening in law enforcement (Robertson, J. L.,(2014) Very few people want to take their own life.
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