Chap 7 Flashcards - Flashcardsfor Sociology100 Chapter7...

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1 Flashcards for Sociology 100 Chapter 7 DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL CONTROL Anomie Durkheim’s term for the loss of direction felt in a society when social control of individual behavior has become ineffective. Anomie theory of deviance Robert Merton’s theory of deviance as an adaptation of socially prescribed goals or of the means governing their attainment, or both.
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2 Conformity Going along with one’s peers— individuals of our own status who have no special right to direct our behavior. Control theory A view of conformity and deviance that suggests that our connection to members of society leads us to systematically conform to society’s norms. Crime A violation of criminal law for which some governmental authority applies formal penalties.
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3 Cultural transmission A school of criminology that argues that criminal behavior is learned through social interactions. Deviance Behavior that violates the standards of conduct or expectations of a group or society. Differential
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