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Unformatted text preview: of Deviance Negative effects Deviance erodes trust. A society with widespread suspicion and distrust cannot function smoothly. Deviance can cause nonconforming behavior in others. Deviance stimulates more deviance in others both in reaction to the deviance, as well as providing a model behavior. Deviance is expensive It diverts resources that could be utilized in other ways. (More police vs. more roads). Can deviance have positive effects? deviance clarifies norms the reaction to deviance shows other members of society how society expects them to act. Safety valve minor deviance can be used to alleviate pressure from authority especially in teens. Ex. Dress, music , hair, etc. Deviance increases unity within a group or nation It can remind people of what they value Deviance can promote needed social change womens suffrage, prison riots, civil rights movement....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10