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What is meant by Crime & Deviance?
A crime is an illegal act that is punishable by law. deviance is behaviour that does not conform to the rules and norms of a society
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When is an act seen as Deviant
an act is seen as deviant when it does not follow the norms and rules of the area which the act takes place
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What is the difference between 'formal' and 'informal' rules
Rules may be formal, that is written down as laws and/or codes of conduct. Informal may be not written and taken for granted
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What is the difference between formal and informal social control
formal social control is based on the rules/ laws that have been written down. Informal is based on informal social processes
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How do sociologists explain criminal and deviant behavior
sociologists focus on social factors. their explanations of crime and deviance include socialization patterns, opportunity structures and relative deprivation
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