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Deviance and Crime

Deviance and Crime - Deviance and Crime Deviance The...

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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 
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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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