Deviance is relative Discussion

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  1. Deviance: Deviance is relative, because whether a behavior is considered deviant depends on the circumstances surrounding it.
  • What behavior have you seen or experienced that could be considered either deviant or acceptable, based on circumstances?
  • When would this behavior be considered acceptable?
  • When would it be considered deviant?
  1. Neighborhood and Community Characteristics: The social ecology approach emphasizes the view that certain social and physical characteristics of neighborhoods and communities influence the likelihood of committing deviance and crime.
  • Imagine that you are in a position as a community leader. There are several neighborhoods in your community with high poverty rates, low-quality housing, and single-parent households.
  • What strategies would you propose to address these conditions that are influencing the rates of deviance and crime?
  • How would your strategies help strengthen social bonds among people in the community?

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School: UT Austin




13th December 2017.


Despite the fact that deviance is ordinary in such manner, it stays genuine that a few
people are more probable than others to commit it. It is likewise genuine that a few areas inside a
given society have higher rates of deviance than different areas; for instance, U.S. urban
communities have higher rates of vicious wrongdoing than do rural territories. In any case,
Durkheim's cloister case raises a critical point about the relativity of deviance: regardless of
whether a conduct is viewed or considered as deviant relies upon the circumstances in which the
conduct happens and not on the conduct itself.

In spite of the fact that talking may be viewed as deviant in a cloister, it wou...

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