Socialization and the Life Course
through which people learn
the expectations of society.
behaviors and assumptions
are learned so thoroughly
that people no longer
question them, but simpl
Deviance and Crime
What is deviance?
is behavior that is recognized
as violating expected rules and norms.
looks at not just how people
violate laws and norms, but also how
people react to those violations.
Types of Devian
Culture is a way of thinking and acting.
Beliefs, values, knowledge, art, morals, laws, customs, habits,
language, dress . . .
Culture determines how we see and understand the
Material Significant for the meaning they are
Groups and Organizations
Time to Tighten our Focus
Why do we care
What is social justice?
Theory of Justice J.
Justice as fairness
The Influence of Groups
The Sociological Perspective
First: What is Sociology?
Sociology is the branch of the social sciences that
investigates and analyzes all facets of the social world,
across time and space. Our methodological and theoretical
expertise helps us refi