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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about deviance for a standard sociology course. Topics covered include:
- Definition of a moral penal code
- More deviance in sociology topics
1. What Is the Model Penal Code?
The Model Penal Code (MPC) was established to offer a standard and universal text to help define criminal activity and determine what the punishment for that activity should be.
2. Cultural Deviance Theory: Definition & Examples
Why does it seem that the majority of crime is concentrated in one area? This lesson looks at cultural deviance theory which was developed by Shaw and McKay in an attempt to answer that question. The theory, its components, and critiques are discussed.
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