Day 10 - Introduction to Sociology Day 10 Crime and...

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Introduction to Sociology – Day 10 Crime and Deviance Deviance: Behavior that is recognized as violation expected rules and norms; behavior that departs significantly form social expectations Sociological Definition of Deviance Stresses social context, not individual behavior Recognizes that not all behaviors are judged similarly by all groups Recognizes that established rules and norms are socially created Deviance involves breaking a norm Crime involves breaking a law Both crime and deviance evoke societal reactions that help define the seriousness of the rule-breaking incident o Sometimes Real o Sometimes Perceived The Nature of Deviance Social Properties of Deviance o The relativity of deviance o Contextuality of deviance o Power to make definitions stick o Dysfunctions of deviance When people don’t follow the rules o Function of deviance In-groups and out-groups Sociological Perspectives of Deviance Functionalism o
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