Deviant Behavior wk 6 checkpoint

Deviant Behavior wk 6 checkpoint - customers The factors...

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Deviant Behavior SOC/120 Jamie Jordan July 14, 2011 Christine Teramoto 1
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Deviant Behavior Prostitution is considered a deviant behavior across most of the United States. By social norm and moral values the act of prostitution whether by male or female is considered an act of illicit behavior and those who perform such acts are placed in a social class of people considered out of the social norm and most people do not want to associate with them for fear of being placed in the same class of people considered in acting in a deviant nature and shunned by society. While prostitution is considered deviant behavior in most of the United States a few states have legalized the act. These states come to the rationalization that prostitution is not a deviant act, but an act between people that is natural and that by legalizing it, helps not only those who perform those acts in remaining healthy but also help in their safety and those of their
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Unformatted text preview: customers. The factors that have contributed to the idea that prostitution is a deviant behavior comes from social factors, religion and moral upbringing, in which people are taught that prostitution is wrong and those that do so are not socially acceptable. When a person of powerful status commits a crime of deviant behavior, more often than not the person will receive very little to no prison time and or receive a fine and made to pay restitution to those they harmed; those with powerful status usually commit white collar crimes, such as fraud, and crimes dealing with money. While others of lower social power commit crimes that deal 2 with theft of property, assault, and other crimes against other people. These people usually get larger prison sentences and are labeled a deviant person, while the person of higher social power will rarely be labeled as such. 3...
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