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Violation of norms and rules that are written into law are officially called...

it is not the act itself, but the reaction of others to the act that makes it deviant

The concept of the relativity of deviance is best illustrated by which of the following statements?

degradation ceremonies

Ritualistic procedures intended to humiliate norm violators and mark them as being moral outcasts of the group to which they once belonged are called ...


The term degradation ceremony was coined by sociologists...

Families that have a history of being involved in crimes

Based on differential association theory, what is the most likely background shared by juvenile delinquents?


The significance of names or reputations given to people whey they engage in certain types of behavior is the focus of ... theory.


The theory developed by Robert Merton is based on the idea that most people want to attain cultural goals, but not everyone has the legitimate means of achieving them is ... theory.


John desire that the best things in life such as a fast car, designer clothes, and membership in exclusive clubs. But rather than work his way through the system, he has discovered he can have all these things by selling crack cocaine in the inner city. How would Merton classify John?

Conflict Perspective

Sociologists who view law as an instrument of oppression and used to control workers are aligned most with which sociological perspective?

Marginal Working Class

How would conflict theorists classify migrant workers, seasonal employees, and members of the workforce who are subject to layoffs?

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