Chapters 6 and 7

Chapters 6 and 7 - -not all deviance involves an action or...

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2/23/11 Sexual Issues and Controversies Teen pregnancy Weak families and low income increase the likelihood of sexual activity and unplanned children Pornography U.S. Supreme Court gives local communities the power to decide what type of material Prostitution Rape- “the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will” 92,000 women report rape each year -Actual number is several times higher I. Structural- Functional Analysis Latent Functions: The Case of Prostitution II. Symbolic Interaction Analysis Social construction of Sexuality III. Social-Conflict Analysis Sexuality: Reflecting Social Inequality Pg. 166 Applying Theory Sexuality Chapter 7: Intro to Deviance Deviance-violation of cultural norms
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Unformatted text preview: -not all deviance involves an action or choice Social Control- attempts by society to regulate peoples thoughts and behavior Criminal Justice System- a formal response by police, courts, and prison officials to alleged violations of the law Issues of Social organization How a society defines deviance Who is branded as deviant? What people decide to do about deviance? The Biological Context Cesare Lombroso Genetic research today seek links between biology and crime Concluded that genetic factors(especially defective genes) together with envioronmental factors Personality Factors Reckless and Dinitz (1967) Research concluded that personality controls deviant impulses...
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