Social construction of deviance

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What does deviance include?
Both criminal and non-criminal acts
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Who suggested ambiguity is a key feature of rule-breaking, and why?
Downes and Rock, because people aren't sure about what is and isn't deviant
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What does definitions of deviance depend upon?
Social expectations, time and place
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Who used the concepts of societal deviance and situational deviance?
Plummer
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Define the term "societal deviance"
Acts which are seen as deviant by most members of society
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Define the term "situational deviance"
Acts which are only defined as deviant in particular contexts
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List the five reasons as to why deviance is a social construction
The time, the social group, the place and context, the society or culture, and the definition of crime
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Downes and Rock, because people aren't sure about what is and isn't deviant

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Who suggested ambiguity is a key feature of rule-breaking, and why?

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Social expectations, time and place

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Plummer

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Acts which are seen as deviant by most members of society

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