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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Sociology of deviance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The sociology of deviance is the sociological study of deviant behavior, the recognized violation of cultural norms, and the creation and enforcement of cultural norms.
Deviance also provides jobs for medicine, law enforcement, social workers, politicians, religious leaders, etc. The persistence of deviance is explained by the fact that deviance is important in adaptation, and because people who work with social control do not want to completely end deviance because it provides them jobs.
Deviant behavior is actions that do not go along with the socially prescribed worldview of the powerful view, and if often a result of the present social structure preventing the minority group access to scarse resources.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /topic/Sociology_of_deviance.html   (989 words)

 Introduction to the Sociology of Deviance
Deviance is a phenomenon situated in power: Winners are the good and the normal; Losers are the sick, the crazy, the evil (and they often accept the "label").
Deviance is not a matter of the cost or consequences of a particular behavior, or the behavior itself.
The "reaction" and the "deviance" are mutually interrelated phenomenon.
www.umsl.edu /~rkeel/200/intrdev.html   (909 words)

 Sociology Of Deviance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
1) " Sociology" -- In the context of Sociology Of Deviance
2) " Of" -- In the context of Sociology Of Deviance
3) " Deviance" -- In the context of Sociology Of Deviance
www.beyondtheorange.com /Help/6860-Sociology-Of-Deviance.Html   (430 words)

 Sociology at Wisconsin - Research and Interest Areas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Sociology of Deviance, Law, and Social Control: This specialty area covers a wide range of topics in the study of crime, law, and deviance-including the fields of law and society, criminology, criminal justice, and deviant behavior.
The sociology of technology includes themes such as the impacts and implications of particular technologies and practices in realms such as agriculture, environment, and medicine; analysis of the nature of technological risks, risk assessment methods, and the validity of "risk society" theories; and the relations between technology and public policy.
Sociology of Gender: The sociology of gender focuses on the social construction of gender and on gender as a fundamental basis of social stratification.
www.ssc.wisc.edu /soc/grad/research.html   (2957 words)

 Sociology Department - Buffalo State College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Sociology, the study of human society and its institutions, problems, relations, and organization, provides students with exciting areas of study and sets its graduates on the path to interesting and rewarding employment opportunities.
The Buffalo State Sociology Department's bachelor of arts (B.A.) and bachelor of science (B.S.) in sociology programs prepare graduates to attend graduate school or to begin careers in applied sociology, either applying computer skills to the analysis and resolution of sociological problems or as professionals in community or social service agencies.
A recent poll of Buffalo State sociology graduates revealed that 93 percent of graduates are employed, and three-quarters find the degree in sociology helpful in their jobs.
www.buffalostate.edu /sociology   (153 words)

 Howard Becker's Labeling Theory
According to Lemert (1951), primary deviance is the initial incidence of an act causing an authority figure to label the actor deviant.
The rule breaker that identifies with the deviant label as their master status becomes an outsider and is denied the means of carrying on with their everyday lives (Becker 1963).
Scheff is not concerned with occasional acts of deviance, rather it is the residual or episodic deviance that often falls under the label of mental illness (Wright 1984; Pfohl 1994).
www.criminology.fsu.edu /crimtheory/becker.htm   (2757 words)

 Sociology of deviance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The sociology of deviance is the sociological study of deviant behavior, the recognized violation of cultural norms, and the creation and enforcement of those norms.
Deviant behavior is actions that do not go along with the socially prescribed worldview of the powerful, and is often a result of the present social structure preventing the minority group access to scarce resources.
Since it explains deviance as a reaction due to conflict between groups and individuals due to scarce resources, it does a great job of explaining deviance by poor citizens, etc. However, it does not do such an excellent job in explaining white-collar crime.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sociology_of_deviance   (1202 words)

 Sociology (SOC) - Manhattan College Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2008
Sociology, the scientific study of human social behavior, examines the processes and patterns of social interaction; forms of social organization; and the influences of social groups, institutions, and social structure upon human behavior.
The goals of the department are to develop the sociological imagination, including a familiarity with sociological concepts, theories, research methods, and research findings; to foster knowledge of and respect for diverse social systems and cultures; to alert students to the needs of their community and society; and to promote a spirit of social service.
Majors must maintain a cumulative average of 2.0 in sociology courses and a grade of at least C- in sociology major courses.
www.manhattan.edu /catalog/courses/soc.shtml   (1909 words)

 Sociology of science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sociology of science is the subfield of sociology that deals with the practice of science.
Generally speaking, the sociology of science involves the study of science as a social activity, especially dealing "with the social conditions and effects of science, and with the social structures and processes of scientific activity."
For example, Robert K. Merton, generally considered one of the seminal authors in the sociology of science, used reference to bibliometric information and historical information to develop a thesis about the relationship between the Puritan religion and the scientific revolution in the 18th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sociology_of_science   (215 words)

 Sociology of Deviance I (L4014) : Psychology : University of Sussex
In the first part, the concepts of crime, deviance and social control will be considered alongside the exploration of the sociological explanations for the existence of deviance in society.
In the second part of the course, these perspectives will be applied to the study of substantive areas of deviance comprising institutions of social control (the police, the courts and prisons); the distribution of crime and the use of official statistics; the mass media; juvenile delinquency; mental illness; and sexuality.
Students should be able to apply theories and the use of evidence and their knowledge to the understanding of specific areas of deviance and social control.
www.sussex.ac.uk /psychology/syllabus/2006/L4014.html   (282 words)

These theorists also saw deviancy as primarily a sociological matter, explaining different variations within a culture/social framework - as a kind of examination of problems surrounding individuality.
This is one early attempt to pursue an account based on Merton's functionalism which explains deviancy - and lots else - as a result of permanent disjunction between culture and structure in modern societies.
Deviancy was still seen as a normal response - but it arose because youths were fully socialised into a deviant sub-culture.
www.arasite.org /subclths.html   (902 words)

 Sociology of Deviance: Department of Sociology, University of Leicester
This module poses the question ‘what is deviance?’ We begin by considering what is meant by ‘normal’ and where these ideas come from via a brief examination of the classical works of Durkheim and Freud, and the influence of Judao-Christanity.
Deviancy theory is then set in context of the development of criminological theory historically.
We shall examine various forms of deviance such as sexual ‘perversions’, pornography and violence, prostitution and rape, paying particular attention to acts that are proscribed by law vs acts that are not illegal, but nonetheless considered deviant.
www.le.ac.uk /so/ug/modules/deviance.html   (157 words)

 Sociology Major - Careers in Sociology - Internships - Hollins University
The study of sociology develops a deeper understanding of the world in which we live and provides a foundation that can lead to a variety of interesting careers.
Sociology majors commonly find employment as case workers, administrators, or analysts in social welfare agencies or other nonprofit organizations, and in education and government.
An analysis of graduates of the department of sociology reveals that 35 percent have completed graduate programs at such institutions as the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the New School for Social Research.
www.hollins.edu /undergrad/sociology/soc.htm   (721 words)

 Sociology at Wisconsin - Deviance, Law & Social Control   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The program in Deviance, Law, and Social Control (DLSC) is designed to train sociology graduate students in the areas of sociology of law, deviance, criminology and social control.
The Deviance, Law and Social Control program builds upon the strengths of the University of Wisconsin's Department of Sociology, which has received top national rankings for both scholarship and training.
Compared to the law and deviance programs at other major universities, Wisconsin's DLSC program is distinguished both by its strong emphasis on Law and Society scholarship and by its commitment to linking the study of law and deviance with more general issues in social and legal theory.
www.ssc.wisc.edu /soc/grad/soc_of_deviance.html   (928 words)

 topics in crime and deviance
Deviance is the name given to those conditions that run counter to the moral meanings possessed by some groups.
Between the thing held to be deviant and the assignment of the label are moral meanings.
If however, you have not progressed to or beyond the proposal stage and you are planning on writing in the area of deviance, you may use this paper as a preliminary proposal that ultimately will become your thesis.
www.mtsu.edu /~jaeller/graddev05/syllabusweb.htm   (817 words)

 About Sociology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Anthropology and Human Geography.
Sociology majors may choose to pursue a general degree or may choose to focus their major on courses relevant to a career in human services or in the field of criminology and criminal justice.
Internships are available to qualified junior and senior sociology majors each fall and spring semester as well as during the summer.
www.usca.edu /sociology/intro.html   (646 words)

 MSU Online Catalog - Sociology Courses
All major areas of sociology are covered with an emphasis on institutions and systems of stratification.
Theories of general deviance, the social setting in which types of deviance take place, and the relationship between forms of deviance and social organization.
Political Sociology explores the omnipresence of power in society from political power in government to power relationships in our day-to-day lives.
www.montana.edu /wwwcat/courses/soc.html   (1899 words)

 Graceland University:Sociology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Non-Sociology majors desiring a secondary Sociology endorsement (7-12) in Iowa must complete the Secondary Education Program (with SOSC3390 Methods of Teaching Social Studies as the appropriate methods course), a major in a secondary teaching field, and 24 s.h.
A survey of theories of sociological social psychology and social interaction with special attention given to research on principles of interpersonal relations in social situations, group formation and behavior, and the relationship of the individual to society.
Placements will be supervised by the sociology faculty and developed in conjunction with the interests of the student.
www.graceland.edu /show.cfm?durki=1895   (1339 words)

 Sociology 204
f this course students should be able to apply theories of deviance to their practical experiences at their community based learning site.
Practicing Sociology in the Community for a detailed discussion on the value of journal writing for reflecting and recording while working in a community-based learning program.
pportunity to use your sociological imagination to investigate and reflect on the theory of deviance introduced in the course.
www.bridgeport.edu /include/pdf/SOC270-FA05.htm   (2070 words)

 Sociology of Deviant Behavior 06S
As the shifting sands of morality in American culture continue to transform our culture, deviance and its changing definitions are at the fore.
Acquaint the student with relevant historical perspectives of social deviance as it relates to social change.
Acquaint the student with issues of social deviance within various institutions such as family, religion, media, sport, health care, work and politics.
www.mtsu.edu /~jaeller/dev06s/dev06S.htm   (499 words)

 UNBSJ Faculty of Arts - Sociology
A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required for all Sociology courses taken to meet the Majors or Honours requirements, or prerequisites in Sociology.
Students intending to Major in Sociology must have completed at least 3 term-courses in Sociology with a grade of C or better prior to admission into the programmme.
To be eligible to apply for the Honours programme in Sociology, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3.
www.unbsj.ca /arts/sociology   (943 words)

As a result of studying this subject students can expect to understand and be able to differentiate between the sociological perspectives and theories used in the analysis of ‘deviance’ and will develop the ability to apply these perspectives to real world situations.
Deviance is a varied and fascinating social phenomenon.
In the second semester, you will be responsible for critically reading a selection of articles from Deviant Behavoir (Thio and Calhoun), researching the topic, and giving an analytical and illustrative presentation on the selection, after which you will lead a class discussion on the topic.
publish.uwo.ca /~pakvis/deviance.html   (699 words)

 SUNY Albany Sociology Department (Crime & Deviance)
The Department of Sociology at the University at Albany has a rich tradition of educating graduate students in the study of deviance and criminology.
It is not uncommon for faculty who do research in the area of deviance and criminology to include graduate students in their research endeavors leading, in many instances, to joint authorship.
The quality of the program in deviance/criminology at Albany is enhanced by the fact that it is housed in a department of sociology that has earned national recognition in recent years as being among the leaders in scholarly research.
www.albany.edu /sociology/socweb/Graduate/specializations/crim.htm   (1145 words)

 Deviance: www.sociology.org.uk
Taylor, Walton and Young's principles of a "fully social theory of deviance"; The relationship between the social structure of Capitalist society and crime; Radical criticisms of Functionalist and Interactionist theories of deviance; examples of Radical Criminological studies.
The concept of "youth"; early theories of youth deviance; Functionalist theories of youth cultures.
d to be, in the author's words, "a very gentle introduction" to the AQA Deviance and Social Control synoptic module, the focus of this illustrated booklet is on identifying, defining and explaining a range of introductory concepts relating to deviance.
www.sociology.org.uk /ddeviate.htm   (560 words)

 Department of Sociology-Masters
Gerald E. Markle (M.A. Molecular Biology, Ph.D. Sociology) is Professor of Sociology.
He has published in a wide variety of areas of sociology, including deviance, social movements, medical sociology, and comparative-historical research, with a special emphasis on Holocaust studies.
He is author of "A Thought Experiment on the Disappearance of Medicine." In the past ten years, five of his students have published their dissertations as monographs.
www.wmich.edu /sociology/main/faculty_fulltime/gerald_markle.htm   (151 words)

 UF Department of Sociology Graduate Program
The sociology of deviance is the study of the making, breaking, and enforcing of social norms.
The topics include the types and effects of drugs, the distribution, trends, and extent of drug and alcohol use and abuse in society, public opinion and perceptions of drugs, theories of drug use, law enforcement, treatment, and public policy on drugs and alcohol.
It is also possible to take courses in other social science departments which apply toward the graduate degree in sociology, such as those offered by the Center for Studies in Criminology and Law.
web.soc.ufl.edu /grad/crim.htm   (274 words)

 Deviance: www.sociology.org.uk
A new book that covers a number of aspects of crime (ethnicity, gender, age and so forth), combined with a discussion of issues such as violent crime, sexual offences, drug use and the like, neatly tied together with an introductory overview of various theoretical interpretations of crime and criminality.
Part of the "Issues in Sociology" series, this follows the standard format of topic overviews (defining and measuring deviance, labelling, the role of the police, gender and deviance, etc.) followed by short selected original readings to illustrate the topic.
This is one of the modern sociological classics, not only because of its seminal content (labelling theory, deviant career, moral entrepreneurs et al), but also because it's a well-written and genuinely interesting book.
www.sociology.org.uk /ccrime.htm   (709 words)

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