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    1. Deviance and Social Control Deviance Violation of cultural norms Behavior that challenges cultural values, beliefs Crime

    2. All of us are deviants Even deviants conform to most expectations most of the time

    3. Deviance is Relative Historically based Context sensitive

    4. Theories of Deviance Biological Medicalization of deviance Psychological Sociological Functionalism Conflict Symbolic interactionism

    5. Functionalist Theories Deviance performs important functions for society

    6. It is also dysfunctional

    7. Strain Theory (R. Merton)

    8. U.S. Society Goals Status, respect, sufficient income to live comfortably Means Hard work, educational achievement, occupation

    10. Strain Theory Helps explain

    11. Social Control Theories T. Hirschi comformity depends on strength of bonds between individual and society

    12. Social Control Theories Pre-modern to Modern Societies (U. Bronfenbrenner, Split Level Family)

    13. Conflict Theory The definition of deviance and who is labeled deviant depends upon power and class

    14. Symbolic Interaction Theories Differential association (Sutherland and Cressy) Labeling theory

    15. Underscores social definition of deviance Applies to greater range of deviance Generates empathy for deviants

    16. Society under Siege(CNN): Crime in the U.S. Trends in crime in U.S. Victimization rates Who is arrested for crime Social control of crime