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10 Student - DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL ORDER DEVIANCE BEHAVIOR IN SOCIETY Deviance is violation of norms or rules that is subsequently subject to

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DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL  ORDER
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DEVIANCE BEHAVIOR IN SOCIETY Deviance is violation of norms or rules that is subsequently subject to sanctions or punishment. Deviance depends on time-historical time, time of year, day and occasion. Deviance is also relative to social setting and situation
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DEVIANCE BEHAVIOR IN SOCIETY Deviance is also relative to social groups. Deviance is normal and necessary. Deviance refers to socially disapproved behavior. The violation of some agreed upon norm that prevails in a community or in a society at large. (Other people may be offended, morally wrong, and sinful.
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Becoming a deviant
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Level of Response How does the culture at large feel about the behavior?
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Group vs. Individual decision Making - Groupthink by Irving Janis – 1971 - Member’s illusion - Unquestioned belief - Applies social pressures - Stereotyped views of the leaders opposing group - “Mind guard” - Group fully agrees on the policies and programs of the group
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PROBLEMS WITH GROUP DECISIONS Using tactics to sway the group to make the wrong decisions. Friendship and payback for past favors sometimes lead members to vote for the person’s issues than a decision based on analysis of the consequences of the alternative.
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Absolutism Two types: Proper and good Improper – immoral, evil, and bad
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Elements of Deviance Expectation Individuals may commit crimes Violation Going against the law Reaction It is what actually criminalizes the action, it is when the people come together and decide it was deviant behavior
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EXERCISE Take a real event and describe it by using the elements of deviance.
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Robert Merton – 1957 Success is obtained in two ways: By proper means – legally (going to school, working hard) By improper means – illegally (drug dealers, organized crime)
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Edwin Sutherland “Deviant by association” (judged by the company you keep)
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Emile Durkheim He believed that crime itself play a useful
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC 105 taught by Professor Robinson during the Fall '07 term at University of Evansville.

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10 Student - DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL ORDER DEVIANCE BEHAVIOR IN SOCIETY Deviance is violation of norms or rules that is subsequently subject to

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