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5 Matching questions

  1. Howard Becker
  2. Robert Merton
  3. relativity of deviance
  4. rebellion
  5. egoism
  1. a reject the goals and means to reach the goals of society
    example: not caring to be part of society, living in huts in the mountains of Idaho
  2. b anomie occurs when norms of the society do not fit the social structure
    common accepted goals of society must be met with sufficient means to reach those goals
  3. c deviance as learned behavior
    there are steps that can be learned to becoming deviant
    example: marijuana smokers must learn to smoke, learn what to expect from it, and learn how to deal with the effects
  4. d lack ties to the social groups because they are not well integrated into society
  5. e norms vary across societies, so we know what is considered to be deviant varies in different societies

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. totality of beliefs to all the average people of society
  2. being labeled as a deviant leads to society forever labeling you as deviant and you begin to feel it is so
    example: a bad situation leads to a felony charge, now the charge lasts forever
  3. accept and pursue goals of society but lack sufficient means to reach them, so they find new ones
    example: theft in order to achieve wealth
  4. social factors that lead to different people taking different action
    example: suicide rates higher in industrializing societies than nonindustrializing societies
  5. just as legitimate means of success are unequally distributed throughout society, so are illegitimate ones
    example: being poor and being a bank robber may only allow you to have one gun and it makes it harder to rob the bank

5 True/False questions

  1. William Sheldonectomorph-tall, thing, fragile
    endomorph-short and fat
    mesomorph-muscular and athletic


  2. stigmabeing discredited for membership of a certain racial, religious, or ethnic group


  3. discreditable identitystigma is known
    example: Bob living in small town leads everyone to know the crime that had been committed and leads to his secondary deviance


  4. Edwin Lemertprimary/secondary deviance
    primary-first act of deviance
    secondary-the acts of deviance afterward are secondary deviance that comes from the societal shunning
    example: Bob's joyride was primary deviance
    Bob becoming a drunk and gambler from his hardships are secondary deviance


  5. retreatismrejecting goals of society but continue to pursue the means
    following the rules is more important than reaching the goal
    example: going through the motions and conforming to the group


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