Deviance in Schools

Deviance is deviation from an accepted norm, as of behavior; a person or thing that departs from the accepted norm or standard. Today we find the word deviance to mean a bunch of various things to people, this is due to different people having opinions on whether something is violating a social norm or not. For example, religion, no matter what religion you are, someone in the world is going to find your activity or behavior to be considered a violation of society’s norms. That deviant example is a non-criminal deviance, but there is also criminal deviance. Theft, kidnapping, and even murder can be called criminal deviance because it breaks the norm, but other deviant acts; for example, ...

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conflict theory. Now that I have good background knowledge of deviance, I can explain the conflict theory. By definition the conflict theory are perspectives in social science which emphasize the social, political or material inequality of a social group, which critique the broad socio-political system or which otherwise detract from structural functionalism and ideological conservatisms according to the dictionary online. Marxist-based social theory which argues that individuals and social classes in a society have different amounts of material and non-materials and that the more powerful groups use their power in order to exploit groups with less power. An example of that would be the rich and the poor. The Marxist Conflict theory originated through the work of Karl Marx. A good example of conflict theory is the low economy today. The people of the United States who are struggling are blaming immigrants for stealing jobs from them and other citizens. According to Ray Gollis, “Marx ...

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Added: 4/25/2011 10:50:22 PM
Submitted By: jessicakurtz
Category: Social Issues
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