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1 Bellwork 11-3 What does deviant mean to you?
Define it in your own words. List at least one example (does not have to be shared with the class.)

2 Deviance

3 Social Deviance Deviance: behavior that violates significant social norms Occasional violations are unavoidable Not all violations are considered deviant acts – depends on the situation What is considered deviant can change over time & varies from society to society

4 Social Deviance To be considered deviant…
Must first be detected committing a deviant act Must be stigmatized by society Stigma = mark of social disgrace that sets the deviant apart from the rest of society Examples: prison uniforms, negative social reactions

5 The Social Functions of Deviance
Clarifying norms: defines boundaries of acceptable behavior Punishments & consequences

6 The Social Functions of Deviance
Unifying the Groups: line between conforming members & outcasts Reinforces community & shared values

7 The Social Functions of Deviance
Diffusing tension: minor acts allow individuals to relieve tension without disrupting society Protests & demonstrations

8 The Social Functions of Deviance
Promoting Social Change: identify problem areas and authorities can work to fix them.

9 The Social Functions of Deviance
Providing jobs: judges, lawyers, police, prison officials, criminologists, etc.

10 Social Deviance Theories

11 Social Deviance Theories
Perspective Theory Description + example Functionalist Strain Conflict Interactionist Control Cultural Transmission Labeling Identify a deviant act that you have done and use one of theories to explain why you committed that deviant act.

12 Social Deviance Theories
Functionalist Perspective Strain Theory- Views deviance as the natural outgrowth of the values, norms, and structure of society.

13 Social Deviance Theories
Conflict Perspective Conflict Theory Competition and social inequality lead to deviance.

14 Conflict Theory Ruling classes label any behavior that threatens their power base as deviant. Ruling class explains deviance as a problem found among the lower classes. Law enforcement is primarily directed towards crimes committed by lower classes. Thus, people without power do not necessarily commit more crime, but the types of crimes most likely to be detected and punished.

15 Social Deviance Theories
Integrationists Perspective- Control Theory – pg. 182 Cultural Transmission Theory – pg. 184 Labeling Theory – pg. 185 When finished, complete the chart at the bottom of the graphic organizer based on your life experiences.

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