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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCL 3501
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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SociologyofDeviance08232012WhatisdevianceAllcrimesaredeviantbutnotalldevianceisacrimeagainstthelawAviolationofsocialnormsthatelicitsanegativereactionTheworkingdefinitionisDevianceisaviolationofasocialnormWhatisanormBehavioralexpectationscaneitherbeprescriptiveorproscriptiveeithertelluswhattodoorwhatnottodoNormsarerelativethesamenormsdontapplyforeverysituationachurchatabarTheyalsochangeovertimevaryovertimeandspacespacemeaningdifferentgroupshavedifferentnormsMoresmoreseriousnormsthatarewrittenintolawMurderAllhomicidethekillingofanotherpersonisnotmurdertheunlawfulkillingofsomeonelikeselfdefenseEvensomethingasseriousasmurderisrelativebecausewecanalllegallykillpeopleundercertaincircumstancesTaboosspecialsubsetofmoresTaboosaresoseriousthatwedontevenwanttothinkaboutthemExincestEvenincestisrelativewhoisconsideredfamilyExeatinghumanfleshMoviebookAlivePlanecrashstarvinginthemountainsmadedecisiontoeatthedeceasedbodiesFolkwaysnormalnormsburpingatthetableshakinghandsetcElevatorexampleDevianceisalsorelativevarysovertimeandspaceSanctionscanbepositiveornegativeinformalandformaltypesofeachDevianceismorethanjustbeingdifferentDevianceisaviolationofsocialnormsbuteveryoneliesandviolatessocialnormsfromtimetotimebutthatdoesnotmeanthatwearedeviantsHavingthelabelofdeviantissomeonewhohasapersonalityofdevianceconsistentlyviolatesnormsthroughouttheirlifeAlldevianceisnotharmfulPanhandlingbeggingformoneyitisillegalbutnotnecessarilyharmfulmoreannoyingKindsoftheorybasedontheirviewofdevianceWediscussthesetwotheoriesasoppositebuttheyremorecomplimentarythanoppositePositivistworksbetterwithhighconsensusdevianceacrimeascalledbypoliceAbsolutismMeansthatdevianceisrealImpliesthatdevianceisdifferentfromconventionalbehaviorMeanspeoplethatengageinitaredifferentthanconventionalpeopleObjectivismWeareapplyingsomekindofscientificmethodtopositivismWestudythingsobjectivelythroughstatisticsquantitativedataifdevianceisabsolutelyrealwecancounthowmuchofitgoesonandeliminateitDeterminismOurbehaviorstosomeextentisdeterminedbysocialforcesYoucanplayyourcardsanywayyouwantBUTsocietydealsyourcardswearenotasfreeasweliketothinkIfeverythingwasfreewillwewouldnotseethepatternsinourbehaviorsthatwedoConstructionistbetterwithlowconsensusdeviancelegalizingmarijuanaRelativismDevianceisrelativethereforeNOTHINGisinherentlygoodorbadtheyhavetobelabeledonewayortheotherSocietyhastodefinesomethingasgoodorbadJessicaRabbitideafromwhoframedrogerrabbitImnotbadImjustdrawnthatwaySubjectivismThebestwaytounderstanddevianceistounderstanditfromtheactorspointofviewnotjustnumbersPhenomenographerwhatdeviancemeanstocertainpeopleVoluntarismIdeaoffreewillpeoplevoluntarilyact
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