Deviance How is deviance defined in sociology?
Deviance <ul><li>Deviance: Violation of a group norm </li></ul><ul><li>Deviant: One who is defined as violating  group nor...
Deviant? <ul><li>Which of the following is deviant </li></ul><ul><li>Which of the following is illegal  </li></ul>
Deviant? <ul><li>Punk </li></ul>
Deviant? <ul><li>Women kissing women </li></ul>
Deviant? <ul><li>Men kissing men </li></ul>
Deviant? <ul><li>Women wearing the burka  </li></ul>
Deviant? <ul><li>Black and white </li></ul>
Deviant? <ul><li>Tattoos </li></ul>
Deviant? <ul><li>Binge drinking </li></ul>
Absolutism  <ul><li>Being black:  3% of the UK population </li></ul><ul><li>15% of stop and search involved black people 2...
Conclusions <ul><li>Black people are predisposed to greater criminality </li></ul><ul><li>The social conditions of the bla...
Sociology and Relativism <ul><li>􀁹  No act is universally deviant </li></ul><ul><li>􀁻  Negotiated: Situationally Specific ...
Elements of Deviance <ul><li>Definition of Deviance </li></ul><ul><li>– Action </li></ul><ul><li>– Thought </li></ul><ul><...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

SociologyExchange.co.uk Shared Resource

297 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
297
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
4
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • 2005/6
  • SociologyExchange.co.uk Shared Resource

    1. 1. Deviance How is deviance defined in sociology?
    2. 2. Deviance <ul><li>Deviance: Violation of a group norm </li></ul><ul><li>Deviant: One who is defined as violating group norms </li></ul><ul><li>Absolutist: </li></ul><ul><li>Deviance inherent in the individual—New Right </li></ul><ul><li>Relativist: </li></ul><ul><li>Deviance is a social construct-Marxist </li></ul>
    3. 3. Deviant? <ul><li>Which of the following is deviant </li></ul><ul><li>Which of the following is illegal </li></ul>
    4. 4. Deviant? <ul><li>Punk </li></ul>
    5. 5. Deviant? <ul><li>Women kissing women </li></ul>
    6. 6. Deviant? <ul><li>Men kissing men </li></ul>
    7. 7. Deviant? <ul><li>Women wearing the burka </li></ul>
    8. 8. Deviant? <ul><li>Black and white </li></ul>
    9. 9. Deviant? <ul><li>Tattoos </li></ul>
    10. 10. Deviant? <ul><li>Binge drinking </li></ul>
    11. 11. Absolutism <ul><li>Being black: 3% of the UK population </li></ul><ul><li>15% of stop and search involved black people 2005/6 </li></ul><ul><li>Black people are three times more likely than white people to arrested. </li></ul><ul><li>Despite accounting for 11% of Londoners, black people of all ages accounted for 67% of those accused of supplying crack cocaine and almost 40% of those found in possession of this drug in London during 2003-04. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Conclusions <ul><li>Black people are predisposed to greater criminality </li></ul><ul><li>The social conditions of the black minority lead to greater criminality </li></ul><ul><li>The police and legal system are racist either intentionally or unintentionally </li></ul><ul><li>Some combination of the above </li></ul>
    13. 13. Sociology and Relativism <ul><li>􀁹 No act is universally deviant </li></ul><ul><li>􀁻 Negotiated: Situationally Specific </li></ul><ul><li>􀁻 Historically Specific </li></ul><ul><li>􀁹 Murder = Deviance </li></ul><ul><li>􀁻 What constitutes murder is negotiable </li></ul><ul><li>􀁹 Pornography = “I know it when I see it.” </li></ul>
    14. 14. Elements of Deviance <ul><li>Definition of Deviance </li></ul><ul><li>– Action </li></ul><ul><li>– Thought </li></ul><ul><li>– Appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations: A norm must exist </li></ul><ul><li>Violation: Real or alleged, proven or unproven </li></ul><ul><li>Reaction </li></ul>

    ×