Chapter 7 Deviance and Crime

Chapter 7 Deviance and Crime - 2. People become deviant as...

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Chapter 7 Deviance and Crime I. What is Deviance A. Deviance means not following group rules; it is the recognized violation of cultural norms B. What is deviant changes by time and space C. What is deviant is negotiated D. Deviance doesn’t necessarily imply negativity E. Deviance can have positive results, e.g. social change II. Terms A. Deviance: the recognized violation of cultural norms B. Crime: the violation of a society’s formally enacted criminal law C. Social control: attempts by society to regulate people’s thought and behavior D. Biological perspective: are deviants/criminals born that way? E. Psychological perspective: deviance/criminality is viewed as unsuccessful socialization F. Sociological perspective: what is it about the way a society or community is organized that affects crime and deviance? 1. Deviance varies according to cultural norms
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Unformatted text preview: 2. People become deviant as others define them that way 3. Both norms and the way people define situations involve social power III. Durkheim: There is nothing abnormal about deviance A. Deviance affirms cultural values B. Responding to deviance clarifies moral boundaries C. Responding to deviance brings people together D. Deviance encourages social change IV.Types of Crime A. Crimes against the person (violence) 1. Murder, aggravated assault, robbery, rape 2. Crimes against property 3. Burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, arson 4. White-collar crime V. Tracking Crime A. Crime Data 1. Official statistics 2. Victimization surveys 3. Self-report surveys VI.Crime Trends A. The media and crime B. Crime by time C. Crime by space D. Crime by social group...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCIO 110 taught by Professor Page during the Spring '08 term at Radford.

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