To analyze and interpret deviance and social Control and how it has affected our society in recent years.
Refers to Any Action or Behavior That Differ from Cultural Norms Including Formally Enacted Rules. Examples Include: Intelligence, Athlete, Ethnicity, Crime, and Fashion.
Every society decides what is deviance and what is not. Functionalism: Each group enforces its norms among the members
Each group is dominated by a group of elite people. Basic purpose is to maintain that power. Society is groups that are controlled uneasily by this group of people
Inner and Outer controls help determine crime Ex: Conscious, values, morals, integrity, police, family, and friends These form a person’s self-control Children who lack this are more likely to become criminals.
Meanings people derive from labels, symbols, and reactions. Certain behaviors aren’t deviant unless society claims them to be deviant. Powerful individuals impose the more significant labels
A learned phenomenon People learned to be criminals by being associated with areas of high criminal activity Crime is matter of the ordinary
Arises when social norms conflict or don’t exist Kept from reaching a certain goal “Make a Point”
Looking for answers within individuals Something in their makeup forces them to become a deviant Environmental factors encourage deviance
Focuses on inborn tendencies 1.) Intelligence- Usually low intelligence leads to crime 2.) The XYY theory- The extra Y chromosome leads to crime 3.) Body Type- the more bulk you are the more likely you are to commit a crime.
Abnormalities within the individual Personality disorders Bad experiences
Deviance clarifies moral boundaries and affirms norms Deviance promotes social unity Deviance promotes social change
Innovators: people who accept the goals of society (embezzlers and robbers) Ritualism: Cling to conventional goals of conduct Retreatism: Reject both cultural goals and institutionalized means of achieving them Rebellion: Convinced that their society is corrupt
Power and Social inequality is the primary characteristic of a society Those who sell labor, and those who buy labor Marginal Working Class: People with few skills Most likely to commit street crimes
Sanctions: Negative and Positive ◦ -Most negative are informal ◦ -Gossip, Glares Degradation Ceremonies: Designed to strip the individual of his or her identity in the group. Imprisonment
“The death penalty” Up to the state whether to employ capital punishment Financial costs tend to be higher Blatant deterrent of crime Typically supported by most religions
Deviance such as crime is considered a mental illness Rape, murder, and robbery are seen as internal disorders Usually depends on peoples experience in life, not mental illnesses
How do you feel deviance is brought about in society? ◦ - He really thinks that deviance is encouraged by the area that they live in. Their social environment gives them opportunities to commit deviance. Do you think that we do enough as a society to control deviance? - He thinks that we try to do the most we can. He hopes that we would use the death penalty a little more, but we need to make sure we are putting people in jail for credible crimes Have you ever been guilty of giving an informal reaction to someone violating a social norm? - Yes, he admits to laughing at people who just look absolutely ridiculous in public. I admit that I often laugh aloud with him.
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