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SOC 103 Lecture # 3September 28 2010h Sociology says nothing that human being dont do Male initiations rites; only way for a boy to be a men was to have blood out of him through sticks up his nose (For Sambias) ^Second swallowing semen; and that would stimulate an organ that would work when contacted with sperm, young men would perform oral sex on older men Not nature of action that is deviant or criminal 40 percent more industrial deaths than due to homicide Definition of murder or other crimes, depends on how that act is socially constructed and how society defines that action Main factor in defining deviantcrime is power Deviance implies a social reaction, some punishment or stigma Formal punishment = time in jail Informal punishment= swearing threatening Power is crucial element, is a big word Weber Power: is probability that one actor within a social relationship will be in a position to carry out his or her own will despite resistance Women are less powerful than men, less resources, less prestige 1980s Rape law was not taught until 1980s Womens position in economy has changed in last 30 years,, earn money, more political roles, part of womens rights movement White Collar Crimes: taxes, stock trading, fraud, Street crimes: robbery, assault, White collar crimes made by upper and middles class, street crimes by lower class individuals White collar crimes more costly to society, corporate crime = thirty billion dollars a year, white collar criminals rarely convicted, street crimes most likely convicted
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