How definitions of deviance differ from those of crime

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How do the definitions of deviance differ from those of crime? Is an individual who is seen to be deviant a criminal by implication? The subject of crime and deviance is one that is very subjective and debatable when looked at from a sociological perspective. Not only is it a very broad subject but crime and deviance can be interpreted in many different ways. Criminal acts and deviance are originally formed from society and what it believes to be criminal, therefore most actions are made criminal through interpretation. For example, Becker said “deviant behaviour is behaviour that Numerous sociologists such as Becker, Lemert, and Cicourel have expanded on the definitions of crime and deviance and look at the issue as a labelling theory. They believe that deviance is created by society. ‘Controllers’ within society create laws (crime) and social norms to be kept to (deviance) so therefore these constructed rules are subjective towards society’s
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