What is Crime and Deviance?

What is Crime?
A crime is a deliberate act that causes physical or psychological harm, damage to or loss of property, and is against the law.
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What is Crime?
A crime is an offence that merits community condemnation and punishment, usually by way of fine or imprisonment. This is different from a civil wrong (tort), which is an action against an individual that requires compensation or restitution.
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What is Restitution?
Restitution is giving back what has been provided (under a contract), stolen, or seized to pay a debt.
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What is Deviance?
Deviance describes an action or behaviour that violates social norms
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What is Deviance?
Deviance connotes odd or unacceptable behaviour.
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What are Norms?
Norms are social expectations that guide human behaviour.
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What is Formal Deviance?
Formal Deviance is crime that violates formally enacted laws. For example: Murder and Theft
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What is Informal Deviance?
Violations of informal social norms, norms that have not been codified into a law. For example: Tattoos or Piercings.
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What are Social Norms?
These are informal understandings, that govern the behaviour of members of
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What is the difference between Crime and Deviance? 1
Deviance is a violation of social norms whereas crime is violation of laws of the land.
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What is the difference between Crime and Deviance? 2
Deviance can be criminal or non-criminal, but crime is always criminal in nature.
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What is the difference between Crime and Deviance ? 3
Deviance us not considered as severe as crime.
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What is the difference between Crime and Deviance? 4
Many behaviours that were crimes earlier have today become deviant behaviours.
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