Sociology Crime and Deviance 1

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  • Created on: 05-04-13 14:33
  • A crime is an illegal act which is punishable by law. E.g. robbery, fraud, shoplifting.
  • Deviance is behaviour which doesnt conform to society's norm or social rules. This can be 
  • legal or illegal
  • Legal deviance is behaviour seen as abnormal by people but doesnt mean breaking the law.
  • Examples of legal deviance is talking loudly in the cinema or library.
  • Illegal deviance is criminal behaviour that is punishable by the state.
  • Examples


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