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Crime
Behaviour which breaks the law and is punished by the legal system.
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Deviance
Behaviour which goes against the norms, values, and expectations of a social group or society.
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Social Control
The way society regulates the behaviour of its members through formal and informal institutions and sanctions, creating a value consensus on how to behave.
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Sanctions
Rewards and punishments that reinforce social norms. Positive sanctions are rewards, whereas negative sanctions are punishments. They can be formal or informal.
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Anomie
A lack of values, and the feeling of purposelessness which arises as a result.
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Status Frustration
Dissatisfaction with one's place in society - e.g: class.
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Underclass
Working class people at the very bottom of the class hierarchy who are also perceived as being unwilling to work and engage with the norms and values of the rest of society.
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Immediate Gratification
The instant and immediate satisfaction of wants and desires, associated with working class subculture and the underclass.
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Behaviour which goes against the norms, values, and expectations of a social group or society.

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Deviance

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The way society regulates the behaviour of its members through formal and informal institutions and sanctions, creating a value consensus on how to behave.

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Rewards and punishments that reinforce social norms. Positive sanctions are rewards, whereas negative sanctions are punishments. They can be formal or informal.

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A lack of values, and the feeling of purposelessness which arises as a result.

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