Essays Tagged: "deviant"

Do Athletes Show Us What is Right and Wrong?

people everyday, whether it be in a game or on the news. What is normal in sports may be considered deviant outside of sports. Therefore, these athletes must control themselves much more than an ordin ... form to on the streets, yet we have different rules to follow on the playing field. In these games, deviant acts are seen all the time, but deviance on the playing field is viewed as part of the Ameri ...

(10 pages) 209 0 4.3 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The Future of Computer Crime in America...

viduals accessing these information sources are doing so by illegal means and areoften motivated by deviant and illegal means. It is said that at any given time the averageAmerican has his name on an ...

(3 pages) 97 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Dangerous driving and the effects on Youth.

In today's society, dangerous driving is criminal and is also considered to be deviant. There are different levels of dangerous driving, all of which have different meaning to dif ... ng to different people, some are considered part of the social norm and others are considered to be deviant. Speeding for example is considered to be a norm of society. Everyone speeds and this is not ... ediate attention, however there is a line which changes speeding from being a criminal offense to a deviant offense. The following analysis will provide a descriptive summary of the functionalist pers ...

(8 pages) 189 0 4.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

The development of Rousseau and Raskolnikov in Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" and Camus' "The Outsider"

nd through their actions they wereable to express them. As a result, one man was judged as a social deviant, while the otherman suffered psychologically. Through dealing with this strife, Raskolnikov ...

(7 pages) 51 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This essay is about how crime relates to sociology, i got an 80% because i didn't use MLA format, and i didn't cite many sources. please remember to do so and good luck!

st society. Crime is what shows what a culture's values beliefs are, and how they react to certain "deviants" to their society. In order to fully understand how people live and work together, one must ... society. In order to fully understand how people live and work together, one must also examine the "deviants" of a particular society. Crime is what makes us human, without it there would be no such t ...

(4 pages) 290 0 4.1 Jun/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"Chaucer's Opinion of The Wife of Bath"

hout the prologue of "The Canterbury Tales" Chaucer gives the impression that The Wife of Bath is a deviant woman. Chaucer states directly and implies his thoughts in the prologue relating to The Wife ... ance, her qualities, traits and other background information.Chaucer portrays the Wife of Bath as a deviant and rather ugly woman. The physical appearance of the Wife of Bath described by Chaucer is " ...

(2 pages) 46 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis": A Report

s of society. Conformity leads to the norm whereas deviation from the norm leads to opposition. The deviant oftentimes defines the norm because the norm is established with reference to the deviant. F ... beetle, has "entered the world of the despised" (Nietzsche). His family and society label him as a deviant because of his physical transformation. As a result, Gregor is psychologically affected and ...

(7 pages) 206 2 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Human Cloning: Is it moral?

loning." According to this survey, a person's positive characteristics are often outweighed by more deviant behaviors that are typical in their personality. (CNN, 1997.) Stories about a villain using ...

(6 pages) 218 0 2.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Crime is a Social Construct.

ncide with the available rewards, this disparity between desires and fulfilment will be felt in the deviant motivations of some of its members. This was the basis for Merton's Anomie theory. (Robert M ... what acts society deems acceptable or not. (Durkheim 1964)The Positivist approach is simply about a deviant's reaction to external forces beyond their control. The followers of the Interactionist theo ...

(7 pages) 517 0 3.8 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Paedophilia and sex crimes in conext of labelling theory and the interactionist approach

ferent theories have emerged that attempt to explain the actions of those described as criminals or deviants. These have proved the source of great debate among sociologists and criminologists, but th ... at goes against societal norms but is not necessarily illegal (for example, homosexuals are seen as deviant but commit no crime). Secondly, deviance can be viewed as a stigma construct - more or less ...

(11 pages) 184 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Criminal justice.

inal justice policies comes from society and politicians.The role society play's determines what is deviant or not normal behavior and is discussed together in meetings or gatherings. The politician's ...

(6 pages) 256 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Gay and lesbian families.

ggles, joys, hopes, and fears like all parents? Stacey argues that gay and lesbian families are not deviant and are of large number. If the nongay public could drop the title of "gay and lesbian famil ... that deviance is practiced when you go against the majority of society and get a reaction from your deviant behavior. But this article said that gay and lesbian families weren't deviant so I'm assumin ...

(2 pages) 70 1 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

The Chrysalids novel anylysis- great description on the plot, themes, characters,the atmosphere, the setting,tghe style of the story ect..

, his family is also very religious. He was taught in his childhood years that the discovery of any deviant plant, animal or man had to be destroyed as he was told that the devil is the father of devi ... tions. At the beginning of the story David meets Sophie Wender and discovers that she is a physical deviant with six toes on each foot. Both she and her family are forced to leave the Waknuk. David is ...

(2 pages) 49 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Who bears the primary responsibility for the conditions in prison and the conduct of prisoner;, the society, the criminal justice system or the prisoners themselves?

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY FOR DEVIANT CONDUCT AND PENITENTIARY CONDITIONSCriminologists, sociologists and psychologists have studi ... ood jobs, feel humiliated, and become revenge potential. Thus, they can be more prone to particular deviant activity against society. And moreover, education also has an effect on crime. Statistics sh ... d by social factors like every other individual in society.Until here the social responsibility for deviant conduct was discussed and if examined enough it will be clearly understood that society is a ...

(5 pages) 156 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Scott Russell Sanders - In response to an excerpt from, "The Common Life": The Players Of Modern Societal Theatrics

would most certainly be expected from a nation borne of such rebellious citizens. These border-line deviant persons are the cause of progressive acceptance of the activities they take part in. Case in ... ed and put up with nonetheless.Over the years, these groups who cause the progressive acceptance of deviant behavior have pushed the limits continually. There is nothing wrong with this, it is simply ...

(2 pages) 33 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

How Is Abnormal Psychology Defined

normal PsychologyAbnormal behaviour is defined as behaviour that is considered to be maladaptive or deviant by the social culture in which it occurs. Though disagreement exists regarding which particu ...

(4 pages) 294 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Pot of Gold

ijuana laws to be wrong, so to violate these laws would cause no harm. Also seen here is the "enemy deviant." Frank isn't repentant, he upholds an opposite norm. He accepts his behavior as proper, and ... as "condemnation of the condemners". The dealer's would shift the focus or attention from their own deviant acts onto the motives and behaviors of those enforcing these drug laws. "Several people have ...

(4 pages) 38 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays


n. It is seen as a "true" opinion. This is the opinion that is held by the vast majority of people. Deviant opinion is deemed the "false" opinion. Adorno describes deviant opinion as an "opinion of an ... instinct that we are equipped with at a very young age. Socialism uses dynamics between normal and deviant opinions. The Norms that we experience in our lives are established from the time we enter t ...

(3 pages) 39 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Labeling Theory

Deviance, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. There is nothing inherently deviant in any human act, something is deviant only because some people have been successful in labe ... , and the social constructionist perspective. In the sociology of deviance, the labelling theory of deviant behaviour is often used interchangeably with the societal reaction theory of deviancy. As a ... tiology. However, labelling theorists stress the point of seeing deviance from the viewpoint of the deviant individual. They claim that when a person becomes known as a deviant, and is ascribed devian ...

(13 pages) 410 1 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Opposing Gay Marriages

ican made a statement after Howard's statements saying that same sex marriages are viewed as being "deviant and immoral."The Bible also helps religions support the opposition of gay marriages. One ver ...

(2 pages) 143 2 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues