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2.5.4 Discuss: Why Do People Break the Rules? Discussion Sociology Points Possible: 15 Name: Latanya Warmsley Date: 3/15/21 Before you start your discussion, review how the three theoretical frameworks of sociology view deviance and crime. Structural-functional approach: Deviance has many purposes or functions in society. When a person deviates from the norm and is punished for it, other members of society are reminded about what is right and what is wrong. By deciding what is deviant and what isn't, societies are also setting up moral boundaries.
It's as if they're saying, "Here's the line. On this side of the line, you are O.K. But if you cross the line, you'll be breaking the rules and acting outside of what is morally acceptable." Social-conflict approach: Deviance is very complex and often involves social inequality. Behavior is only seen as deviant when other people view it that way. Society's norms are set up by people in power, and they get to decide what is deviant and what is not.

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