WEEK 1: LECTURE 2
Crime always involves violating the law, but deviance does not
Crime is a violation of formal norms, and deviance is a violation of informal
The number and variety of deviant acts is infinitely greater than crime
Not all deviant ac
Intro: What is Deviant Behaviour?
Behaviour changes over time
- ex: homosexuality, marijuana
State determines what is a criminal offense and therefore what is deviant
- ex: texting and driving will end you up in jai
Sociology of Deviance
Lecture 12: December 7th
Exam 2 hours long
2 worth 15% others worth 10%
choice on exam
point form allowed
define deviant behaviour (what does it stand for, positive
account the way which people become devia
Lecture 13: December 8th
10 marks each
understand crime form sociological and criminology
look at objectives
characteristic of criminal law 4 OF THEM
torts and crimes the difference
CHAPTER 1 SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE
WHAT IS DEVIANT BEHAVIOUR?
There is a good deal of disagreement among the public as to what deviant behaviour is.
Some sociologists simply say that deviance is a violation of any social rule, while
November 30th, 2016
Sociology of Deviance: Lecture 11
Durkheim Suicide (Anomie)
Relationships between people (sexual relationships)
Men are more likely than women to have had an affair
The less religious yo
Introduction to Social Deviance and its role in Society
What is deviance? What is the definition of deviant behaviour?
Deviance: all social groups make rules enforced at times, specifying actions as right and
Deviant Behaviour: a behaviour that do
Sociology 2005A - Classical Social Theory
Professor: Neil Gerlach
Marx / Durkheim Essay Assignment
Analysis of The Lonely Grindstone
- 6 pages double-spaced text (approximately 1800 words).
- A cover page including your name, student number, the ti
Sociology of Deviance: Lecture 1
Deviant doesn't necessarily mean bad or negative in nature. Geniuses and those that excel (controversial writers) can be
considered deviant in a positive way.
Deviant behavior definition: to do throughout course. (Syllabu
Documentary: Two Worlds Colliding (50min)
Native: mistaken as oender, taken out of town by police, threatened and left to walk back in the snow and freezing
Expresses how scared he is of police ocers.
Deaths of Natives (Neil Stonechild) due t
Majority of sex crimes are committed within families.
1. Low visibility
2. Kept within the confines of the family
Dispersal Prison: take people like sex oenders and spread them out to several institutions
In terms of deviance: sex oender
James William Conway -> lawsuit in BC to force him to leave halfway house
Shows that nothing has changed since the Keele case (10 years ago)
Research in Deviance
1. Access to research settings: go into places and find out what they're thinking/saying (c
Chapter 2 Sociology of Deviance
There are three main important theories: anomie-strain theory, social learning theory, and
1) Anomie-strain theory
Robert Merton attributed deviance to anomie, which is the breakdown of
Chapter 3 Sociology of Deviance
1) Labelling Theory
A version of symbolic interactionism
In defining what deviance is, labeling theorists call on two central ideas in symbolic
First, as suggested by the word inte
Class 3 Deviance
Deviance varies temporally and spatially.
Decisions are made by people in authority. They do not enforce the law equally as much
as we may think.
It is not deviant behaviour until someone labels it as so.
Its the way
Class 7 Sociology of Deviance
Look at it with a critical eye
Independent with academic qualifications and a history of research that shows they have
Reporter: Was there for two years
1. Gain Access to research studies.
Lecture 8 Sociology of Deviance
The fundamental question is why do people kill?
o There is substantial evidence to suggest that homicide has various risk factors
associated with it.
Martin Wolfgang looked at the factors that are related to homicide.
With my first brush with the law, even Id have to agree, I was becoming the person everyone
said Id be. Anonymous Young Offender (Richardson, 2005)
The concept of childhood has been socially constructed by Western society throughout
the decades. The socie