Deviance - DEVIANCE Behavior that deviates from the norm...

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DEVIANCE Behavior that deviates from the norm Behavior that elicits a social reaction
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Types of Deviance Physical illness Mental illness and mental disorders Addictions Substance Abuse Dissent Misconduct Crime Delinquency
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Contrasts Deviance = crime + delinquency + more (“the kitchen sink”) Deviance may not involve illegal activity (criminal or civil) Crime and delinquency are subsets of deviance Delinquency is a subset of crime Some delinquent acts are not crimes
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MYTHS re: deviance v Some behaviors/acts are inherently deviant v Only the deviants do deviance v Deviance involves willfulness v Deviance is atypical and infrequent behavior
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Functions of Deviance (DURKHEIM) Brings people together to punish the  deviant
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Functions of deviance  DURKHEIM Reminds people of the values they stand  for
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Positive self evaluation Functions of deviance  DURKHEIM
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Functions of Deviance: DURKHEIM l Clarifies boundaries l Source of social change
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CAUSES of Deviance n
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course SYG 1000 taught by Professor Glorialessan during the Spring '12 term at Florida State College.

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Deviance - DEVIANCE Behavior that deviates from the norm...

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