Who decides what is a crime and how it should be punished?
Deviance is behavior violating the norms or standards of a group, society, or one's peers.
With the situation
Deviance varies by culture
dxeviance varies over time
Smoking:banned in 14 states in the early 1900s, Regarded positively in the 1950s when those laws were rescinded, Now smoking is once again banned in many circumstances
homosexuality:once considered a mental disorder,Now a lifestyle choice, no longer considered a mental disorder by psychological and psychiatric associations
Sex outside of marriage:considered deviant in the first half of the 20th century,1960s sexual revolution changed that view,AIDs scare since the 1980s once again discouraged it, Now more common than ever