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We have two types of deviance

We have two types of deviance - how might the family...

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We have two types of deviance; Informal deviance (just being different!) And Formal deviance (Breaking the established laws of society – being a criminal) All criminals are deviants but not all deviants are criminal. Deviance is a continuous variable – it is a bit like trying to mould putty – it constantly changes shape and nature. It does this because what is deviant is determined by society Therefore, deviance is a socially constructed term. Thus crime and deviance are relative terms; they are subject to change across time and location. Hand in hand with deviance, however, comes the concept social control For A2 students, the term “Social Control” will also be a concept you have come across before – e.g. look at Religion and Marxism – how is Religion a form of Social Control,
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Unformatted text preview: how might the family regarded as a form is Social Control through such a perspective? Remember social control can be positive as well as negative – what might Functionalism say about how such institutions control us? Social control exists to prevent negative deviance (that is deviance which can be damaging to others) – as most deviance is, it could be argued, negative anyway, we will look simply use the term “deviance” here There are two types of social control; Informal and Formal For A2 students, this is an excellent opportunity to show your awareness and knowledge of other subject areas in relation to the concept “social control”...
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