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Unformatted text preview: those types of deviance that threaten the social order. I suppose some forms of political deviance might be considered here. Control Theory Kendall (1998:193) suggests that one functionalist perspective raises the question, why don't people engage in more deviance than they do ? An assumption of Control Theory is that people have a strong desire to be deviant. Control theory assumes that people are hedonists. Henslin (2004:143) suggests that people often do not engage in deviance because they have outer containments emanating from a supportive family and friends. Significant others reinforce the idea that deviance is wrong. People also have inner containments such as self-control and a sense of responsibility that reduce deviance....
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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.
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