Sociology ch. 8 terms
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Approach to defining deviance that rests on the assumption that all human behavior can be considered either inherently good or inherently bad
Official definition of an act of deviance as a crime
Theory of deviance positing that people will be prevented from engaging in deviant acts if they judge the costs of such an act to outweigh its benefits
Behavior, ideas, or attributes of an individual or group that some people in society find offensive
Theory stating that deviance is the consequence of the application of rules and sanctions to an offender, a deviant is an individual to whom the identity "deviant" has been successfully applied
Definition of behavior as a medical problem, mandating the medical profession to provide some kind of treatment for it
Approach to defining deviance that rests on the assumption that deviance is socially created by collective human judgments and ideas
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