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Unformatted text preview: Deviance and Crime 03:27 Deviance The recognized violation of social norms Behavioral Beliefs Condition or characteristic Stigma: any physical or social attribute that devalues a person’s social identity and disqualifies the person from full social acceptance Informal Violates customary norms Folkways and some mores Informal sanctions Social disapproval Formal Breaks official rules or laws Some mores and taboos Breaks the law Imprisonment or fines Sanctions Systematic practices that social groups develop to encrouage conformity and discourage deviance Internal social control Via negative sanctions Criminal Justice System Sociological Perspectives Focus on social context, not individual behavior Recognized not all behaviors are judged similarily by all groups Emphasizes how rules and norms are socially created Functionalism Deviance is rooted in society factors Rapid social change Lack of social integration Social functions of deviance Clarifies rules Unites a group Promotes social change...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Britton during the Fall '08 term at Syracuse.
- Fall '08