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Deviance & Social Control - Chapter Summary
Use the engaging video lessons in this chapter to examine deviance and society's response to it. Our instructors teach you about the types of deviance in addition to multiple sociological theories that explain the role of deviant behavior in society. The lessons also cover forms of social control and the role of the American criminal justice system in administering punishments. Once you have completed the chapter's video lessons, you should be able to:
- Discuss sociological theories of deviance
- Understand the impact of social labeling according to labeling theory
- Recognize the role of power in criminal behavior according to social-conflict theory
- Identify types of social punishments
- Distinguish between primary and secondary deviance
- Explain Hirschi's social control theory
- Differentiate between the types of social control
Our videos are usually less than 10 minutes long, which allows you to study facts about deviance and social control when it's convenient for your schedule. After watching a video, you can go back and review key points by using the jump feature in the video timelines. This allows you to rewatch excerpts without having to view the entire video more than once. When you're ready to check your understanding of the chapter's material, you can take the multiple-choice quizzes that accompany each lesson.
1. Sociological Theories of Deviance: Definitions and Theoretical Perspectives
There is a diverse range of behaviors in society that goes against expectations and cultural norms. In this lesson, we define and go over some examples of the different types of deviance. We also discuss two sociological theories about deviance created by Emile Durkheim and Robert Merton.
2. Labeling Theory and Crime: Stigma & Retrospective and Projective Labeling
Labeling others is common in our society. In this lesson, we discuss the specifics of labeling theory, including when and why people are labeled. We also distinguish between retroactive and projective labeling and briefly discuss Travis Hirschi's control theory.
3. Social Conflict Theory and Crime: Definitions and Approach to Deviance
In this lesson, we discuss the social conflict approach to deviance, including the connection between deviance and power as well as deviance and capitalism. We also discuss the difference between white-collar and blue-collar crime and define corporate crime and organized crime.
4. Crime and Deviance in the U.S. Criminal Justice System: Punishment and Due Process
In this lesson, we discuss the U.S. criminal justice system and how it deals with deviant acts. We define due process and discuss four rationales for social punishment: retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, and societal protection.
5. Primary Deviance: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will define primary deviance and compare it with secondary deviance. We will look into various examples that display the sociological concept.
6. Secondary Deviance: Definition & Examples
This lesson will cover secondary deviance as well as illustrate the difference between secondary deviance and primary deviance. Some examples of each will be given.
7. Deviance in Sociology: Definition, Theories & Examples
Deviance is defined as the recognized violation of cultural norms. Learn more about the definition and some of the major theories attached to deviance and test your knowledge with a quiz.
8. Social Control: Definition, Theory & Examples
In this lesson, we'll review the definition of social control, analyze social control theory and go over some relevant examples which will help us gain a thorough understanding of the theory as it relates to criminology.
9. Types of Social Control: Customs, Laws & War
This lesson will seek to explain the different social controls or constraints that exist in societies around the globe. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of customs, laws, and war.
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