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SOCI 1127

Criminology Crime and deviance "Crime consists of an action which offends certain collective sentiments that are particularly strong and clear-cut" - Durkheim "crime is necessary; it is linked to the fundamental conditions of all social life and because of that is useful; for those conditions to which it is bound are themselves indispensable to the normal evolution of morality and law" Kai Erickson " “Deviance is not a property inherent in certain forms of behaviour; it is a property conferred upon these forms by the audiences which directly or indirectly witness them. The critical variable in the study of deviance, then, is the social audience rather than the individual actor, since it is the audience which eventually determines whether or not any episode or behaviour or any class of episodes is labelled deviant.” Michel Foucault “The judges of normality are present everywhere. We are in the society of the teacher- judge, the doctor-judge, the educator-judge, the ‘social worker’-judge; it is on them that the universal reign of the normative is based; and each individual, wherever he may find himself, subjects to it his body, his gestures, his behaviour, his aptitudes, his achievements. The carceral network, in its compact or disseminated forms, with its systems of insertion, distribution, surveillance, observation, has been the greatest support, in modern society, of the normalizing power. The carceral texture of society assures both the real capture of the body and its perpetual observation… The carceral network constituted one of the armatures of this power-knowledge that has made the human sciences historically possible."
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