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    As a matter of fact, several individuals have discussed the fact that social deviance can also be seen as some sort of social control. Social control is commonly known as the subordination of personal interests to public interests (Shipunova, 2016). It is also seen as society’s attempt to regulate the thinking and behavior of people (Shipunova, 2016). As we saw with the Michaels case, she was given the reputation of a deviant person, more specifically, of a sexual offender, to ensure the stability

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    Deviance is defined as the violation of social norms. Someone who is deviant usually breaks a rule and is engaged even in a small negative act such as a fistfight. Deviant acts can be considered serious offenses in our society, but may be tolerated in another. Let’s say for example, an earthquake hits the United States and the victims steal bread, water, clothes or any such thing to feed their families, this act is deviant but understandable. Different groups of people define deviant acts differently

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    glossary in the textbook deviance is defined as “the violation of norms (or rules or expectations)” (Henslin, 2015). But on page 158 in our textbook “sociologists use the term deviance to refer to any violation of norms, whether the infraction is as minor as driving over the speed limit, as serious as murder, or as humorous as Changnon’s encounter with the Yanomamo” (Henslin, 2015, pp.158). Some ways that deviant behaviors can bring about social change is by changing the social order, meaning that “our

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    Learning Expectations Social Deviance When I was first introduced to the concept of social deviance, I never considered that deviance could be admired. It interested me that good behaviour that deviates from the social norm could affect the society positively. I believe this discovery influenced me to observe and examine the deviant behaviours around me and whether they were considered odd or admired. For example, if a stranger asked every person they came across for a high five, is that considered

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    Deviance as a word refers to any behavior regarded as odd or unacceptable. However, from a sociological point of view, deviance refers to any action or behavior that runs contrary to social norms (Macionis and Gerber 200). This includes crimes, which are violations of formally enacted rules, as well as violation of the socially accepted norms. Norms refer to the rules as well as the expectations that guide the conventional behavior of human beings (Macionis and Gerber 204). Thus, deviant acts arise

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    are caught, stigmatized and ridiculed for them. Deviance and crime is relative to the time and place that you are living in. No particular action itself is deviant or a crime is all depends on society, and how people react to it. Howard becker stated that “social groups create deviance by making rules whose infraction constitute deviance” (Becker, 1963) However functionalists would argue that we need consensus, and that these rules that define deviance help to give our society order. (Thompson, 2011)

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    (1938) model of social deviance desires to refute Freudians and similar theorists that hypothesize biological abnormalities as a valid explanation for deviance. Their theory further posits that institutions only exist to channel deviance through some form of "utilitarian calculus or unreasoned conditioning" (p. 680). That is, using punishment to deter deviance rather using it as a form of retribution. Merton, instead, wants to articulate how institutions can itself prompt deviance, and sustain a significant

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    What is social deviance? Social deviance is acting against the norms of a society. There are a few things that can can be caused from the act of deviance. The social norm in our society here is to talk in the first person, not the third person. On Wednesday, my act of deviance was talking in the third person, a subtle approach to this assignment, but everyone knew I was being different. My goal in this essay is to inform on the different sociology ideas I thought of while I was being deviant. The

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    Statistical deviance looks are rare or infrequent instances and if someone falls outside the norm they could have a disorder. On the outside it seems using common sense would be a good idea. If someone is acting different from the majority of the population there might be something wrong with them. This criteria is also very objective and measurements are easier to take. All one has to do is see how if someone acts outside the norm and how much. However, there are many problems with this criteria

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    How do deviance, crimes, and social control impact society? Deviance is said to be the behavior that violates social norms and arouses negative social reaction. Crimes is the behavior that violates these laws and is an important type of deviance that concern many Americans. Social control refers to the ways in which a society tries to prevent and sanction behavior that violates the norms. Deviance, crimes, and social control are three main category in our society today. Deviance have an impact

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