Crime and Deviance

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Define deviance
Deviance refers to actions that do not conform to the norms and expectations of members of a particular society. These actions elicit disapproval
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What does the phrase Deviance is socially constructed mean?
The idea of what is deviant changes according to the social group you're in. There tends to be a consensus opinion in different social groups about what is deviant.
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What does the phrace Deviance is culturally relative mean?
Different cultures have different ideas about what is the norm. The concept of deviance changes over space and time. Deviance can only be defined in relation to other things.
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What does defining an action as deviant depend upon?
The culture in which the activity takes place
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Define Crime
Crime comprises those actions which are deemed so damaging to the interests of the community that the state determines that it must take a direct role in identifying and acting against the criminal
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Give an example of something being deviant varying according to the TIME
In the past it was seen as deviant to cohabit before marriage, it was seen as living in sin. Wheras now it is a common occurance
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Give an example of something being deviant varying according to the PLACE
Using your hands to eat your meal would be seen as deviant in the UK but in Burma it is common practice to eat with your hands
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Give an example of something being deviant varying according to the CULTURE
In the UK being married to more than one person is deviant and illigal but in some countries polygamy is normal
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Give an example of something being deviant varying according to THE PERSON
The older generation in the UK may see homosexuality as deviant, however younger people see that it is perfectly acceptable, this is because of how social norms have changed
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Give an example of something that is seen as deviant in Britain today
Walking down the street in swimwear
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Give an example of something that is seen as deviant but is not criminal in the UK
Not allowing an elderly person to take your seat on public transport
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Give an example of something that is Illigal but not always seen as deviant
Speeding (Only slightly over the speed limit)
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Give an example of something that is not deviant today but was in that past
Having a child out of wedlock
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Give an example of somethig that is deviant/criminal today, but wasnt in the past
Child Labour
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Give an example of something that is deviant in the UK but not in other societies
FGM, Carrying guns
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Give an example of something that is deviant in another society but not here
Having more than one child
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