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Sociological Theories of Deviance: Definitions and Theoretical Perspectives

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Which of the following is an example of criminal deviance?

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1. Deviance is defined as _____.

2. According to Durkheim's theory, which function does deviance NOT serve in society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are lots of examples of deviance in our society. This quiz and worksheet will cover acceptable behavior, unacceptable behavior, and the contributions of Emile Durkheim.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be assessed on:

  • The functions of deviance
  • Different examples of deviance
  • Criminal deviance
  • Pioneers of this study
  • Theories of society

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Merton's contributions
  • Making Connections - use understanding of the concept of criminal deviance
  • Interpreting Information - verify that you can read information regarding deviance and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about deviance, review the accompanying lesson Sociological Theories of Deviance: Definitions and Theoretical Perspectives. The lesson covers:

  • Theories of deviance
  • Common terms surrounding deviance
  • Understanding of how deviance applies to everyday life
  • Different levels of deviance
  • The American Dream
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