What is Deviance?
Deviance is the recognized violation of culture norms and one category of deviance is crime: the
violation of a society's formally enacted criminal code
Criminal deviance expands across a wide swath of behaviour ranging from a traffic violation of
Deviance as Difference
What deviance actions or attitudes, whether negative or positive, have in common is some element
of difference that causes us to think of another as "outsider" or "other"
All of us are subject to the measure of social control: attempts by society to regulate our thoughts
Our being governed-subject to social control-is dependant on the way in which our society is
3 Examples and Examinations of Crime
1. Title: The classical and Rational choice Perspective
Definition: Crime in rational behaviour
Why does crime occur: Because people choose to engage in criminal behaviour
Reason: Choices based on hedonism, maximize benefit and minimize cost, crime is more attractive
then being law-abid