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CHAPTER 7:DEVIANCE, CRIME AND SOCIAL CONTROLKEY TERMEXPLANATIONDevianceThe behavior that violates a norm beyond the tolerance of a groupor Socialstandard.Social ControlIs the study of the mechanisms, in the form of patterns of pressure, throughwhich society maintainssocialorder and cohesion.Social SanctionIs asocialreaction of approval or disapproval in response to someone's actions.Strain TheoryProposal that pressure derived from social factors, such as lack of income orlack of quality education, drives individuals to commit crime.Control TheorySuggests that the strength and durability of an individual's bonds orcommitments to conventional society inhibitsocialdeviance.Differential AssociationTheoryThrough interaction with others, individuals learn the values, attitudes,techniques, and motives for criminal behavior.Labeling TheoryTheory of social behaviour which states that the behaviour of humanbeingsisinfluenced significantly by the way other members insocietylabelthem.StigmaDescribes the situation of the individual who is disqualified from full socialacceptance.

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Term
Fall
Professor
y davenport
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Sociology, industrial society

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