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  • Deviant Act And 15 Being
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    When we speak of deviance, every individual can have a different definition of what deviance is and what it stands for. What I may take offensive, might be element of survival in your community. So to give a more specific definition of deviance, we can refer to a socially disapproved behavior or a violation of a social norm. Not everyone can say that they would refer to deviance in the same aspect which is shown through the field experiment I have conducted. I conducted a field experiment in whi...
  • Person Associates With Deviant People
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    Deviance is the behavior and the standards of expectations of a group or society. It is also behavior that is considered dangerous, threatening or offensive. The people that are deviant are often labeled to be weirdos, oddballs, or creeps. In the United States, people with tattoos, drug addicts, alcoholics, and compulsive gamblers are all considered deviant. Sociologists believe that everybody is deviant from time to time. They believe each person will violate a social norm in certain situations...
  • Common Act By Many People
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    Bob Tayo November 15, 2004 In our society today, conforming to what is popular and trendy is a common act by many people. Therefore, deviant acts, which are abnormal actions committed by an individual causing a negative response from society are not permitted. As a result, when an individual dares to challenge societies order others often look upon them as inadequate or bizarre. Society's perception of deviance varies on the situation. A prime example could be the game "Bullshit". While playing ...
  • Second Type Of Deviant Act
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    The difference between a deviant act and a deviant career is different in many ways. For one to start off by talking about a deviant career. A deviant career has phases that the people involved in it go through. The fist of those phases is entering the deviant career the second is being deviant and the third is exiting the deviant career. People involved in a deviant career also goes through 'career cycles- entree, upward mobility, peaks, aging, burn out, and getting out'. Also 'Patterns for dev...
  • Cross Dresses At The Bars
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    There are 5 basic techniques of managing deviance. There is secrecy, manipulating the physical setting, rationalizations, change to non-d'eviance, and joining deviant subcultures. The act of secrecy is easily defined as the word itself. The deviant keeps secrets from those around them. The thought behind it being that if nobody ever knows about their deviant behavior there is no one who can place negative sanctions upon the deviant. Next, manipulating the physical setting, the deviant chooses to...
  • Anomie Theory Of Deviant Behavior
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    I think that I shall attempt to be original on this topic. Just joking. The worst act of deviance that I have taken part in to my recollection was underage drinking. Before I start talking about this particular act of deviance I would like to say that it was a blast and I would gladly do it again. Also I did know this act was one of deviance, I believe most people know what they are doing when they break the law and I particularly did about this act. My parents and I had talked about underage dr...
  • Label Deviant
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    The Saints and the Ruffians were two groups of high school boys that lived in the suburbs, both were persistently involved in underage drinking, daredevil driving, skipping school, petty theft, and vandalism. There their similarities ended. None of the Saints were ever arrested, but every Ruffian was habitually in trouble with the police and townspeople. Why the inequality in their treatment The difference was the social class of the two groups. The Saints were able to hide behind a false wall o...

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