What are the nature and social functions of deviance
How do the theories that have been proposed to explain deviance compare
3 Section 1 Deviance Nature of Deviance
Deviance Behavior that violates significant social norms
Because there are so many norms governing behavior occasional violations are unavoidable.
What is considered deviant varies from society to society from time period to time period and from situation to situation.
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Unlawful Behavior Depends on who and when 5 How does one become labeleddeviant 6 Section 1 Deviance Labeling Deviance
Person must be detected committing a serious deviant act (such as murder) or a series of minor deviant acts (such as speeding) labeling only occurs if the behavior is known to other people
Social stigmatization must occur the application of a mark of social disgrace that sets the deviant apart from the rest of society
7 Stigma examples 8 Section 1 Deviance Social Functions of Deviance
Clarifying Normsdefines the boundaries of acceptable behavior punishment of norm violators warns others that certain behaviors will not be tolerated
9 Unifying the Groupserves to draw the line between conforming members of society and outsidersthe nonconforming members 10 Section 1 Deviance Social Functions of Deviance
Diffusing Tensionminor acts of deviance allow individuals to relieve tension without disrupting the basic fabric of society
11 Promoting Social Changecan help prompt social change by identifying problem areas 12 Providing Jobsmonitoring and punishing deviance provides legitimate jobs for a wide range of people
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13 Section 1 Deviance Question What theories have been proposed to explain deviance 14 Section 1 Deviance
Functionalistsnatural outgrowth of the values norms and structures of society
Conflict Theoristsresult of competition and social inequality
Interactionistseither natural in people with weak ties to the community (control theory) a learned behavior (cultural transmission theory) or a consequence of labeling (labeling theory)
15 Section 1 Deviance Perspective Theory Questions 16 Chapter Wrap-Up Understanding Main Ideas
What are the functions of deviance
How does labeling theory differ from other theories of deviance
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