Ch+8 slide 12 - SO 101, CRN 40343, Summer 2011 Mon / Tues /...

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SO 101, CRN 40343, Summer 2011 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs 1:00 – 3:10 P.M. Professor Shinta H. Hernandez Montgomery College, Rockville, MD June 13, 2011 Copyright 2011 Shinta H. Hernandez
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Crime – violation of norms that have been written into law (~ violation of more; also considered breaking a taboo) Examples: murder, theft, rape, prostitution, polygamy, texting while driving Deviance – violation of any rule or norm, whether or not written into law (~ violation of folkway or more) Examples: spitting on sidewalk, cohabitation in the 1950s, teenage premarital sex, texting while driving Copyright 2011 Shinta H. Hernandez
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Marriage to female minors in some parts of Middle East? How is this viewed in the U.S. today? Female genital mutilation in some parts of Africa? How is this viewed in the U.S. today? How do Westerners react to such behaviors? Ethnocentrism or cultural relativism? Copyright 2011 Shinta H. Hernandez
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Biologists – Genetic predispositions Muscular body type Low intelligence or IQ XYY chromosomes Psychologists – Personality disorders Suppressed anger Schizophrenia Sociologists – External forces Social class Socialization Copyright 2011 Shinta H. Hernandez
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Examination of symbols of objects or people and how they influence our behavior Differential association theory – “learn by example” People are the symbols! Ex: Gang members vs. churchgoers
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Ch+8 slide 12 - SO 101, CRN 40343, Summer 2011 Mon / Tues /...

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