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Chapter 6: Deviance, Crime and Social Control

Chapter 6 Learning Outcomes

  1. Define deviance, understand what is meant by the relativity of deviance and discuss the role sanctions play in conformity.
  2. Compare and contrast the major sociological perspectives on deviance and their respective theories.
  3. Understand the relationship between obedience, conformity and social control.
  4. Explain the relationships between demographic characteristics and stigmatization, stereotyping and scapegoating, as they are related to deviance.

 

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Exploring Our Social World: The Story of Us by Jean Ramirez, Rudy Hernandez, Aliza Robison, Pamela Smith, and Willie Davis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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