CRIME AND DEVIANCE - 1

How does a thief learn the tricks of the trade why do

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Unformatted text preview: earn the tricks of the trade? Why do employees support questionable business practices? What sorts of values are held by drug traffickers? ? ?? Questions Questions How does the lack of economic opportunity lead to criminality? How might the architecture of shopping malls encourage crime? Why has the drug user become the central target of law enforcement? How does a global economy affect crime in a particular neighbourhood? What does a murderer feel in the moments before killing ? ?? Criminal Act Criminal Laws state clearly which activities are Laws criminal……. criminal……. – – – – – Murder Theft Assault Drinking/driving Drugs But……….. Criminal Acts Criminal Laws can change. There are many examples Laws of how deviant or criminal acts have become normalised. WHAT IS DEVIANCE? WHAT SOCIAL ACTION SOCIAL THEORISTS: DEVIANCE IS SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED CONSTRUCTED (LABELLING) (LABELLING) DEVIANCE IS DEVIANCE CULTURALLY RELATIVE CULTURALLY CONFLICT THEORISTS: CONFLICT DEVIANCE IS SOCIALLY CAUSED CAUSED (STRUCTURAL INEQUALITIES) INEQUALITIES CHANGES IN DEVIANCE CHANGES DEVIANCE PERCEPTIONS PERCEPTIONS AND RESPONSES TO DEVIANCE HAVE CHANGED HAVE SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY OF DEVIANCE HAS CHANGED CHANGED DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL CONTROL DEVIANCE WHO DEFINES WHO DEVIANCE DEVIANCE DEVIANCE CAN BE DEVIANCE USED AS A DEVICE FOR SOCIAL CONTROL CONTROL APPLIES TO SOCIAL APPLIES NORMS AND LAWS NORMS LEGITIMACY GIVEN LEGITIMACY TO SOME TO CONTROL DEVIANT BEHAVIOUR EG POLICE POLICE DEVIANCE AND CLASS DEVIANCE DEVIANT DEVIANT BEHAVIOUR VIEWED DIFFERENTLY DIFFERENTLY WHITE COLAR WHITE CRIME SEEN AS LESS ‘DEVIANT’ ‘DEVIANT’ INITIAL STUDIES INITIAL OFTEN FOCUSED ON LOWER-CLASS DEVIANCE DEVIANCE Crime or deviance? Crime The media play a major role in determining The what is acceptable and not acceptable in our society. society. This powerpoint was kindly donated to www.worldofteaching.com http://www.worldofteaching.com is home to over a thousand powerpoints submitted by teachers. This is a completely free site and requires no registration. Please visit and I hope it will help in your teaching....
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course SOC 111 taught by Professor Brown,r during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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