SOC 2070 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Differential Association, Anomie

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Rarity: deviance is that which is rare, critique, (cid:498)threshold(cid:499, rare, but not deviant, common, and deviant. Reaction: deviance generates negative social reaction or rejects. It is rather a type of mind set that we bring to the phenomena in question, there is nothing inherently deviant about homicide for example, the act itself: not an objective characteristic/quality. Theories of deviance (objective, subjective and in between)(micro, macro and in between) Social control public reaction: deviance & social control, most deviance will illicit a response that tries to control it (police reaction, formal social control: efforts made at an institutional level (cid:523)e. g. (cid:498)rules and regulations(cid:499)(cid:524) Spiritual theories: 12th 17th century: holy inquisition (e. g. , france 13th century) seeking out non believers of the. Informal social control: informal efforts by family, friends and acquantainces. Catholic church, heretics were tortured as they were believed to be possessed by forces of evil, torture and deterrence.

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