Crime and Deviance Definitions

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Define Crime
Behaviour which is against the law (breaks the law)
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Define Corporate Crime
Offences committed by large companies or staff within large companies, the offence will directly generate profit for the company not individuals.
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Define Deviance
Behaviour which breaks the social norms of society, leading to a failure in conform to societies expectations.
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Define Deviance Amplification
When the media make events worse or create the type of deviance they and society condemn. For example, Teenagers.
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Define Deviant Career
Where people who have been labelledbas deviant are blocked from legitimate opportunities, so turn to further deviant acts.
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Define Folk Devils
Individual's or groups posing an imagined or exaggerated threat to society.
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Define Islamaphobia
A fear or hatred of followers of Islam/Muslims.
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Define Moral Entreprenuer
A person, group or organisation with the power to create and enforce rules to impose definitions of deviance.
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Define Moral Panic
Public concern about an exaggerated or imaginary threat created and stirred up by the mass media.
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Define Primary Deviance
Deviance that has not been publically labelled.
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Define Sanctions
The rewards and punishments by which social control is achieved and confromity to norms and values is enforced.
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Define Scapegoat
An individual balmed for an action or event, whether or not they are guilty. (Usually are innocent)
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Define Secondary Deviance
Deviance that follows once an individual has been labelled as a deviant.
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Define Societal Deviance
Acts that are seen by most members of society as devainy.
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Define White Collar Crime
Offences committed by middle class individuals, who abuse their work positions for personal gain at the expense of their organisation.
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Definen Situational Deviance
Refers to acts only defined as deviant in certain contexts.
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Define Corporate Crime

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Offences committed by large companies or staff within large companies, the offence will directly generate profit for the company not individuals.

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Define Deviance

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Define Deviance Amplification

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Define Deviant Career

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