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Sept. 28 - Lecture Note - Crime and Deviance

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC103H1
Professor
Greene
Semester
Winter

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Sept. 28 Crime and Deviance There is no crime that is criminal in ALL contexts Male initiation rites 1. Shoved bamboo up noses 2. Swallowed semen of older males 3. -- these types of things are rites for some, but when looked at from our perspective, it seems criminal 1992 - Nova Scotia - mine disaster, 26 miners dead, many thingspeople blamed -- is that not murder? 40% more deaths due to industrial accidents than due to homicides Definitions I 4. Deviance: involves breaking a norm and eliciting a negative reaction from others 5. Informal punishment: is mild and may involve raised eyebrows, gossip, ostracism or -- 6. Stigmatization: When people are stigmatized, they are negatively evaluated because of a perceptible sign that distinguishes them from others. 7. Formal punishment: results from people breaking laws, which are norms stipulated and enforced by government bodies 8. Definitions II 9. Social diversions: are minor acts of deviance such as participating in fads 10. Social deviations: are more serious acts. A large proportion of people agree they are deviant and somewh
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