Subjective – they believe deviance is social constract, literally created by people, we make up
classifications and definitions this is deviant and not that.
Why conflict theory?
Post modernism- in the book – form of subjective orientation of deviance
Deviance is defined by those who has power, defining what is acceptable and they do it in ways
that protect their best interest – conflict theory, Marxist? (they are upset how lower class is
treated by upper class, crimes weren’t just upper to lower but lower victimizing lower too)
Macro sociologist- ventage point, human social interaction sociologists look at, what do people
say, how do they make sense of their life, most of labelling theory is macro oriented,
techniques of neutralization, focus is on communication in small groups
Social system, inbalance between means and goals, 4 modes of adaptation
Kids w weaker bonds engage in deviance or kids get weaker bonds cuz they are engaged in
Symbolic control - Tattoos are symbols, birth mark if you worr