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Deviance

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by Kelly rubalcaba on 9 November 2012

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Transcript of Deviance

Deviance Differing from a norm or from the accepted standards of society.
examples of deviant behavior:
facing backward in an elevator
walking backwards on a public sidewalk
graffiti-ing
driving under the influence
stalking
someone with AIDS positive deviance example of positive deviance When Rosa Parks was expected to take her place at the back of the bus but sat in the front instead. Similar acts like that eventually led to the abolishment of the accepted seperate but equal policies of racial segregation. Deviance in general Deviance helps people adjust to change. it provides examples of alternate lifestyles and eases the shock of social change because "deviants" introduce these changes gradually. Over time individuals get used to seeing different styles of dress, behavior, etc.
Who are the deviants in our society? Well to some extent we all are. We break rules everyday such as driving over the speed limit. Primary & Secondary Primary deviance is the violation of a norm or rule that does not result in the violator's being labeled as deviant.
Secondary deviance is deviant behavior that results from being publicly labeled as deviant and treated as an outsider.
For example, stealing food because you are poor and hungry is an example of primary deviance. Stealing food habitually is secondary deviance. The observation that in most settings a few at risk individuals follow uncommon, beneficial practices and consequently experience better outcomes than their neighbors who share similar risks.
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