exam 2 social control GEOG 2050

exam 2 social control GEOG 2050 - GEOG 2050 Exam 2 Notes...

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GEOG 2050 Exam 2 Notes 10-2-07 Social Control Social Control o Means by which members of society encourage conformity to norms Positive and negative sanctions o Conformity brings rewards o Nonconformity carries penalties Informal vs. Formal Control o Informal social control- conformity to norms that are not formally stated o Formal Social Control- conformity to norms that are formally stated Laws- codified norms, enforced by the state Conformity and Obedience o Conformity- going along with the group, without necessarily being formally obligated Obedience- compliance with the directions of authority figures o Ex. The Milgrim study Deviance What is Deviance o Deviance is behavior that violates the norms of a group or society Violation of informal or formal norms o What is deviant is not set in stone Differs across and within cultures Changes over time Anomie- social condition where norms lose their hold on social behavior The Functionalist Perspective o Deviance can be both functional and dysfunctional for society Helps to define acceptable behavior and thus contributes to social stability Can also disrupt social stability
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The Conflict Perspective o Definition of deviance serves the interest of elites Control the criminal justice system and the legal system Laws is an instrument of oppression o Ex. white collar vs. street crime; cocaine vs. crack; race/ ethnicity
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course PSYC, PSYC 2076, 2060 taught by Professor Briganti,gustan,perlis,namikas,wheeler during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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