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DEFINING DEVIANCE                             DANIELLE DIRKS, PH.D.Tuesday, February 7, 12
OUTLINE        PERSPECTIVES ON DEVIANCE        NON-SOCIOLOGICAL        SOCIOLOGICALTuesday, February 7, 12
OBJECTIVE                          HOW DO WE DEFINE                          WHAT IS “DEVIANT”?Tuesday, February 7, 12
EXAMPLES OF DEVIANCE?Tuesday, February 7, 12
ABC’S OF DEVIANCE        ATTITUDES        BEHAVIORS        CONDITIONSTuesday, February 7, 12
OUTLINE        PERSPECTIVES ON DEVIANCE        NON-SOCIOLOGICAL        SOCIOLOGICALTuesday, February 7, 12
PERSPECTIVES ON DEVIANCE          THE NOT SO HELPFUL...              1. ABSOLUTIST              2. HARM              3. ST...
ABSOLUTIST        INTRINSIC TO HUMAN CONDITION        OBJECTIVELY UNDERSTOOD         WIDESPREAD CONSENSUSTuesday, February...
HARM        INJURIOUS        DETRIMENTALTuesday, February 7, 12
STATISTICAL        RARE        UNUSUAL        UNCOMMONTuesday, February 7, 12
CRIMINAL        ILLEGAL        LAWBREAKINGTuesday, February 7, 12
CAN WE DO BETTER?Tuesday, February 7, 12
OUTLINE        PERSPECTIVES ON DEVIANCE        NON-SOCIOLOGICAL        SOCIOLOGICALTuesday, February 7, 12
SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE        NORM MAKING        NORM BREAKING        REACTIONS TO NORM BREAKINGTuesday, February 7, 12
SOCIOLOGICAL DEFINITIONS        DEVIANCE IS DETERMINED BY...            1. REACTIVE DEFINITIONS            2. NORMATIVE DE...
REACTIVE DEFINITIONS        REACTIONS TO BEHAVIORS / CONDITIONS        CONSEQUENCE OF RULES / SANCTIONSTuesday, February 7...
NORMATIVE DEFINITIONS        VIOLATION OF NORMS        IMPLIES RELATIVITY        COLLECTIVE QUALITYTuesday, February 7, 12
SOCIOLOGICAL                           PERSPECTIVES          THE MORE HELPFUL...              1. RELATIVIST              2...
RELATIVIST                          PERSPECTIVES        DEVIANCE IS DETERMINED BY...            1. SOCIAL NORMS           ...
DEVIANCE IS               SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTEDTuesday, February 7, 12
SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION          WE CREATE--OR CONSTRUCT--MEANING          SUBJECTIVE APPROACH TO REALITYTuesday, February 7, 12
FUNCTIONALIST                           PERSPECTIVES        CLOSEST TO ABSOLUTIST        MORAL ORDER NECESSARY        DEVI...
FOUR FUNCTIONS                            OF DEVIANCE            1. SOCIAL COHESION            2. SOCIAL BOUNDARIES       ...
DEVIANCE IS NECESSARY                    FOR SOCIAL ORDERTuesday, February 7, 12
SOCIAL POWER                           PERSPECTIVES        POWERFUL MAKE RULES / LAWS        DOMINANT DEFINE DEVIANCE     ...
DEVIANCE IS RESULT OF                       UNEQUAL POWERTuesday, February 7, 12
CONCLUSION        SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACHES FOCUS ON COLLECTIVE        MEANINGS, NORMS AND RULES        SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONI...
THANK YOU                                  DANIELLE DIRKS, PH.D.                          ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY...
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  1. 1. DEFINING DEVIANCE DANIELLE DIRKS, PH.D.Tuesday, February 7, 12
  2. 2. OUTLINE PERSPECTIVES ON DEVIANCE NON-SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIOLOGICALTuesday, February 7, 12
  3. 3. OBJECTIVE HOW DO WE DEFINE WHAT IS “DEVIANT”?Tuesday, February 7, 12
  4. 4. EXAMPLES OF DEVIANCE?Tuesday, February 7, 12
  5. 5. ABC’S OF DEVIANCE ATTITUDES BEHAVIORS CONDITIONSTuesday, February 7, 12
  6. 6. OUTLINE PERSPECTIVES ON DEVIANCE NON-SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIOLOGICALTuesday, February 7, 12
  7. 7. PERSPECTIVES ON DEVIANCE THE NOT SO HELPFUL... 1. ABSOLUTIST 2. HARM 3. STATISTICAL 4. CRIMINALTuesday, February 7, 12
  8. 8. ABSOLUTIST INTRINSIC TO HUMAN CONDITION OBJECTIVELY UNDERSTOOD WIDESPREAD CONSENSUSTuesday, February 7, 12
  9. 9. HARM INJURIOUS DETRIMENTALTuesday, February 7, 12
  10. 10. STATISTICAL RARE UNUSUAL UNCOMMONTuesday, February 7, 12
  11. 11. CRIMINAL ILLEGAL LAWBREAKINGTuesday, February 7, 12
  12. 12. CAN WE DO BETTER?Tuesday, February 7, 12
  13. 13. OUTLINE PERSPECTIVES ON DEVIANCE NON-SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIOLOGICALTuesday, February 7, 12
  14. 14. SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE NORM MAKING NORM BREAKING REACTIONS TO NORM BREAKINGTuesday, February 7, 12
  15. 15. SOCIOLOGICAL DEFINITIONS DEVIANCE IS DETERMINED BY... 1. REACTIVE DEFINITIONS 2. NORMATIVE DEFINITIONSTuesday, February 7, 12
  16. 16. REACTIVE DEFINITIONS REACTIONS TO BEHAVIORS / CONDITIONS CONSEQUENCE OF RULES / SANCTIONSTuesday, February 7, 12
  17. 17. NORMATIVE DEFINITIONS VIOLATION OF NORMS IMPLIES RELATIVITY COLLECTIVE QUALITYTuesday, February 7, 12
  18. 18. SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES THE MORE HELPFUL... 1. RELATIVIST 2. FUNCTIONALIST 3. SOCIAL POWERTuesday, February 7, 12
  19. 19. RELATIVIST PERSPECTIVES DEVIANCE IS DETERMINED BY... 1. SOCIAL NORMS 2. CUSTOMS 3. RULESTuesday, February 7, 12
  20. 20. DEVIANCE IS SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTEDTuesday, February 7, 12
  21. 21. SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION WE CREATE--OR CONSTRUCT--MEANING SUBJECTIVE APPROACH TO REALITYTuesday, February 7, 12
  22. 22. FUNCTIONALIST PERSPECTIVES CLOSEST TO ABSOLUTIST MORAL ORDER NECESSARY DEVIANCE SERVES PURPOSETuesday, February 7, 12
  23. 23. FOUR FUNCTIONS OF DEVIANCE 1. SOCIAL COHESION 2. SOCIAL BOUNDARIES 3. MORAL PASSAGE 4. INSTITUTIONAL THREATTuesday, February 7, 12
  24. 24. DEVIANCE IS NECESSARY FOR SOCIAL ORDERTuesday, February 7, 12
  25. 25. SOCIAL POWER PERSPECTIVES POWERFUL MAKE RULES / LAWS DOMINANT DEFINE DEVIANCE GENDER, CLASS, RACE, ETHNICITY KEYTuesday, February 7, 12
  26. 26. DEVIANCE IS RESULT OF UNEQUAL POWERTuesday, February 7, 12
  27. 27. CONCLUSION SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACHES FOCUS ON COLLECTIVE MEANINGS, NORMS AND RULES SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM INFLUENCES NEARLY ALL SOCIOLOGICAL DEVIANCE APPROACHESTuesday, February 7, 12
  28. 28. THANK YOU DANIELLE DIRKS, PH.D. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE DIRKS@OXY.EDU / @DANIELLEDIRKS DANIELLEDIRKS.COMTuesday, February 7, 12
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