Sociology Crime and Deviance Notes

Sociology Crime and Deviance Notes - Crime and Deviance...

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Crime and Deviance Definitions Deviance : Breaking a norm and eliciting a negative reaction from others Informal punishment : is mild and may involve raised eyebrows, gossip, ostracism, or. . Stigmatization : when people are stigmatized, they are negatively evaluated because of a perceptible sign that distinguishes them from others Formal punishment : results from people breaking laws, which are norms stipulated and enforced by government bodies Social diversions : are minor acts of deviance such as participating in fads Social deviations : are more serious acts. A larger proportion of people agree they are deviant and somewhat harmful, and they are usually subject to institutional sanction Conflict crimes : state defined as illegal, but wider definition is controversial Consensus crime : crime generally agreed to be serious and punishable Power : the probability that one actor within a social relationship will be in a position to carry out his or her own will despite resistance (powerful groups are able to create norms and laws,
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