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Deviance is basically someone being different from social norms. They are considered to be deviant because they aren’t what I would call “a social robot”, for example, because I have a tattoo I’m considered in societies to be a deviant. One is deviant depending on who is doing the judging.

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Soc 33001. What is deviance?Deviance is basically someone being different from social norms. They are considered to be deviant because they arent what I would call a social robot, for example, because I have a tattoo Im considered in societies to be a deviant. One is deviant depending on who is doing the judging.2. What is Durkheims Theory of Crime?Durkheims Theory of Crime basically states that crime/deviance is both normal and necessary. It also indicates that with crime everyone in the society doesnt have the same standards. Crime as a function keeps a society in the state of progression. (pg 5 Chapter 7 Outline) Crime shows boundaries between what is the appropriate form of behaviour. 3. What is Mertons Theory of Anomie?The Mertons Theory of Anomie is a variation of the Durkheims Theory of Crime. Within this theory he states that breaking the rules is a normal act for some segments of any society. Merton insisted that a good deal of deviance can be understood in terms of peoples responses to the challenge of using approved means to reach approved goals.4. Who is Edwin Sutherland?Edwin Sutherland developed the differential association and produced the notion of white-collar crimes.5. What is the differential Association?Differential association is a theory to explain crime and delinquency in terms of exposure to more favorable than unfavorable definitions of illegal behaviour.6. What is the Labeling Theory?The L

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