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Chapter 6: Deviance, Crime and Social Control

Chapter 6 Learning Outcomes

  1. Outline the methods of social control and distinguish between formal and informal social control.
  2. Define deviance, understand what is meant by the relativity of deviance and discuss the role sanctions play in conformity.
  3. Compare and contrast the major sociological perspectives on deviance and their respective theories.
  4. Outline the types of crime, patterns of crime and analyze the debate over the prosecution of victimless crime.
  5. Explain the get-tough approach on crime and discuss its relationship to mass incarceration.

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Exploring Our Social World: The Story of Us by Jean M. Ramirez, Suzanne Latham, Rudy G. Hernandez, and Alicia E. Juskewycz is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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