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Unformatted text preview: Reckless explored how inner and outer controls could prevent a person from committing deviant acts. Simmel, Georg- (18581918) A sociologist who explored the ways in which the size of a group affects its stability and the relationships among its members. Simmel hypothesized that as a group grows larger, its stability increases but its intimacy decreases. Sutherland, Edwin- (18831950) The sociologist who developed the theory of differential association. Sutherland asserted that people learn deviance from other people, rather than being biologically predisposed to it. Thomas, W. I.- (18631947) A sociologist who analyzed how people use their backgrounds and beliefs about the world to construct their own versions of reality. His Thomas Theorem posits that when a situation is considered real, then its consequences are real....
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