Deviancy Notes - Deviancy-deviancy is a violation of social...

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January 21, 2011 Deviancy -deviancy is a violation of social norms -norms are behavioral codes and scripts conforming to acceptable standards that guide our actions and self-presentations. -who defines deviance?
-tax evasion is a crime, but generally does not violate social norms or bring moral censure Ascribed & Achieved statuses -ascribed deviant status -these are traits that someone is born with -examples: physical defects, being poor, race, height, weight, sex, things that often cannot be changed -achieved deviant status -these are traits that someone has taken on -examples: alternative attitudes or beliefs, violating normative dress codes, joining a gang, becoming a student and many more. ABC’s of Deviance -A= attitudes -achieved statuses based upon beliefs or convictions -B= behaviors -often achieved statuses based on outward actions. May also be ascribed -C= conditions

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