The Consequences Of Deviance In Society

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An important social issue found in our society is the way deviant acts are “resolved” within society and different factors that influence deviance (behavior that violates social norms and arouses negative reactions). There are quite a few theories that can be applied to more than one individual or situation, behind why people commit deviant acts. This is considered a social issue due to the occurrence of crime in society with a “one-size-fits-all” approach to dealing with crime. This issue leads to controversy because different groups of people have different beliefs on how to resolve the continued perpetuation of crime. One of the groups forming an outlook are sociologists, who believe that people commit deviant acts because they grow up in socially disorganized conditions; because they are experiencing anomie, or social strain; as well as others believing that deviance is a learned behavior. Among the range of believers are biologists, who believe that people commit deviant acts because their bodies and bodily processes are different from those of conventional people, including their genes, inherited traits from parents, their improperly functioning brain receptors and/or their low resting heart rate. Along with sociologists and biologists are psychologists who have their own beliefs, which include the idea that people commit deviant acts because they are not fully mature in their cognition or moral development, they do not form healthy attachments to others, or because
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