Essays Tagged: "deviance"

The term "Criminal justice"

ciety to function. When these laws are broken, the infrastructure of asociety breaks down, and this deviance from the 'norm' must be corrected.Personal feelings, morality, religious beliefs, and infla ...

(3 pages) 144 0 4.0 Aug/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Do Athletes Show Us What is Right and Wrong?

hem are famous athletes, but are they also role models? Can they be both? These sports figures show deviance at the pro level but it occurs in college and even all the way down to the high school leve ... l but it occurs in college and even all the way down to the high school level. From kids to adults, deviance occurs everywhere; but when it appears in sports it becomes an even bigger issue. Athletes ...

(10 pages) 209 0 4.3 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

What is ethnocentrism and cultural relativism and what problems do they present?

and morals to judge another culture. We tend to view the way in which we think and act as correct; deviance from these internal "norms" is seen as wrong or abnormal. I think this tendency exists beca ...

(1 pages) 221 0 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls".

ety is often responsible for shaping individuals using rules and boundaries that deter its people's deviance. In her short story, "Boys and Girls," Alice Munro illustrates a young girl's battle agains ...

(10 pages) 134 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Deviance in sports.

Deviance In SportsDeviance In Sports As we the people of the world enter a new millennium many socio ... not well understood through the world's outlook. One such problem that this paper will focus on is "Deviance In Sports". This paper will discuss and elaborate on certain points and topics such as: 1. ... discuss and elaborate on certain points and topics such as: 1. What is deviance? 2. How do acts of deviance influence the society of today when committed by athletic role models? 3. Why are male athl ...

(5 pages) 117 1 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Crime is a Social Construct.

here does it come from? It comes from legislation, from the making of laws.Functionalists see crime deviance in society as a function, in that it serves to remind us, through public condemnation of th ... rs. This was the basis for Merton's Anomie theory. (Robert Merton 1957)Emile Durkheim saw crime and deviance as social factors and believed both of them to be inevitable and necessary elements in mode ...

(7 pages) 517 0 3.8 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

"Deviance in Christianity"This is sociology so it goes into depth about deviance in the world mainly deviance in christianity and how the lord seesus through all things.

Deviance in ChristianityChristianity is something that is looked upon as being a great religion amon ... s it and the mistake was just a stumble in the their daily walk then Christianity does not have any deviance in my eyes in the fact God never said his followers were perfect or that they would never m ...

(3 pages) 33 0 0.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Female Deviance

Traditional gender related explanations of deviance are biased . This is because gender and its associated paradigms of masculinity and feminin ... consequence of biological defect .However this perspective reflects a deterministic view of women's deviance by positing natural or biological qualities as fundamental aspects in female deviation .Fem ... der identity corresponding to the social expectations for that gender .Feminist theories of women's deviance are based upon a Marxist like premise that women are structurally disadvantaged . Radical f ...

(9 pages) 410 2 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Application of criminology theories to movies

rs?It reveals an Aboriginal perspective, which allows them to define and apply their own version of deviance onto white Australia with the colonial period.The film contains references to Positivism, M ... hich are unworthy of criminalisation or sanction. The film demonstrates that denying the reality of deviance of the powerful will perpetually preclude any remedy for change .Another example of active ...

(11 pages) 351 0 4.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

"The Effects of Entertainment on the Taste of Humanity or Where are we going?" - Neal Gabler's 2003 AP Free Respoonse Question

hat is acceptable, our cultures echo this movement through their accepted values and standards. The deviance of contemporary media is on the path toward destroying our set of principles, and the break ...

(2 pages) 38 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

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

s infected our younger generations.Almost any society has those individuals who push on the edge of deviance. It would most certainly be expected from a nation borne of such rebellious citizens. These ...

(2 pages) 33 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Marijuana and Alcohol This essay contrasts the historical backround of marijuana and alcohol in relation to sociology.

an ethnic prejudice against the lower-class Mexicans. Naturally, Americans would be opposed to any deviance found in migrants' behavior. Marijuana was a definite deviance. As the youth culture began ...

(1 pages) 65 1 2.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Cognitive Dissonance & Relative Deprivation

nomenom of relative deprivation. Does it explain the high levels of dissatisfaction, depression and deviance in our society? Why does Oliver James call Britain "a low serotonin society"?Chapter ICogni ...

(4 pages) 132 0 3.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Counter-Hegemonic Displays of Power & Love in San Fransisco.

served for a union between one man and one woman is being challenged through acts of transformative deviance to alter existing norms. Though some actions in support of same-sex marriage are transgress ... lter existing norms. Though some actions in support of same-sex marriage are transgressive forms of deviance, which do not change norms, the establishment has used many devices to preserve the 'natura ...

(5 pages) 42 1 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

ANOMIE by Durkman to Strain theroy by Merton.

Why People Commit Crime: A Strain Theory PerspectiveDeviance, criminal behavior and wrong doings; why do they occur? People don't just wake up one morni ... d the realms of sociology and helped develop new genres of study within the field such as crime and deviance related research. His most famous writings were Social Theory And Social Structure and On T ...

(4 pages) 172 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Labeling Theory

Deviance, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. There is nothing inherently deviant in any hu ... t a summary, provides a brief history of labelling theory, as well as, its role in the sociology of deviance. It attempts to explore the contributions made by labelling theorists, the criticism toward ... standing of Howard Becker, is to describe and evaluate `labelling theory` to the study of crime and deviance, by way of an in depth discussion.THEORETICAL IMAGESThe theoretical study of societal react ...

(13 pages) 410 1 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Film: "The Outsiders"

ault also.Coppola's film is a vivid depiction of how social groups can define our behavior, and how deviance and crime are viewed in relation to our social group. In the text "Sociology in our Times: ... because they now live on opposite sides of town.Everyone has his or her different ideas as to what "deviance" is. The text defines deviance as any behavior, belief, or condition that violates cultural ...

(6 pages) 66 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Social Disorganisation: The Chicago School argues that deviance is in some sense the measure of the failure of community organisations to function.

ed that change was inevitable. Because of this the Chicago School played a major role in explaining deviance. Chicagoans believed that deviant behaviour had no connection with biological or psychologi ... was a connection between these changes of a modern society in the community and the rising rate of deviance, deviant behaviour was presumed to be caused by the environment that the deviants were accu ...

(11 pages) 201 2 4.1 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Sociological Analysis of "Bowling for Columbine" film by Michael Moore

ts say that you learn two choices as to whether you abide by the rules of society; you learn either deviance or conformity. Well what does America say about guns? If you use them are you defying a cou ... social unity; 3. promotes social change. Columbine is a perfect example of how sometimes it takes a deviance to reset the grounds for norms. After the tragedy all of America saw a change in our school ...

(2 pages) 124 0 2.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Comic Books-this was for a Socy 227 project.

nto the illustrated pages of the creative short story. X-Men 2099 provides multiple examples of how deviance plays a pivotal role in the development of character traits as well as the driving forces b ...

(4 pages) 32 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays