L19_soc2 - 21:08 Determinism

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21:08 Determinism Notion that human beings and their behavior are entirely the result of social  forces acting upon them   About social context and environment  Agency Power of social actors to operate independently of the determining constraints  of social forces  Deviance Any variation of social norms, ranging from minor infractions to matters of  serious criminality Random acts of kindness (going out of our ways) Crime Form of deviant behavior that violates criminal law White-collar crime Crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the  course of his occupation  Fraud, bribery, insider trading, embezzlement, computer crime, copyright  infringement, money laundering, identity theft, forgery Variables affecting conformity/deviance (essay) Size of majority Unanimity Attractiveness of group to individual Commitment to future interaction (perform if see them later) Perception of competence Anonymity
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course SOC 2 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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L19_soc2 - 21:08 Determinism

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