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Unformatted text preview: • We tend to associate with groups or individuals who reward our behavior. • Individuals engage in behavior, receive rewards and then repeat behavior. • We learn to define those behaviors which are rewarded as positive. Gresham Sykes and David Matza: Drift • Some include this approach in as a "Control theory." • Deviance and conformity are not two separate worlds. • Individuals are neither purely deviant or purely conformist. • We drift in and out of deviance, each successive drift may not take us very far, but we are drifting deeper into deviant worlds. • Throughout the process we encounter "forks in the road, decision points, and varieties of deviant groups/subcultures....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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