Deviance and Social Control

Deviance and Social - Deviance and Social Control Hot Topic Should drug addicts be imprisoned Response Shouldn't have started using Wouldn't have

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Deviance and Social Control Hot Topic Should drug addicts be imprisoned? Response: Shouldn’t have started using… Wouldn’t have been addicted Problem: Tons of people addicted to prescribed drugs that assist with pain… Wasn’t really a choice, no, but some circumstances have sort of occurred. Pain killers are addictive, whether it’s intended or not. Sociological Imagination: Stepping out of the box and seeing all aspects from society. Crime Street crime vs. White Collar Crime Which is most detrimental? Lawsuits for corporate cover-ups, certain make and model of Ford that on collision, it explodes Street crime: Drive by shooting, stabbed or shot in a gang fight, mugged, raped and killed… Far more fatalities with white collar crimes Outlet for white collar fatalities: Tobacco companies (warning labels) Another example: Environmental crimes oil spills don’t just affect the ecological system but it affects us as well if it gets into our water system Medical Malpractice: Insurance company cover-ups… Don’t hear about it. Instance in KC where the pharmacist was diluting the cancer medication Take it with the assumption you’re going to get better weren’t getting better White collar crime People are affected all the time. We don’t hear about it all the time because there isn’t much gore… Hear about street crimes and get this idea who is deviant. These people are more affected than people that are covered up. Three social constructs: Class, race, and gender Three theories: Symbolic Interaction, Functionalism, and Conflict Theory - Continue with each subject Explaining Deviance:
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Interactionist Perspective: Explains why rule violations continue despite pressure to conform and
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCIO 231 taught by Professor Boyles during the Fall '08 term at Kansas State University.

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Deviance and Social - Deviance and Social Control Hot Topic Should drug addicts be imprisoned Response Shouldn't have started using Wouldn't have

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