New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

sociology chap 1 notes

by: Taylar Delisle

sociology chap 1 notes ASOC380

Marketplace > SUNY Albany > Sociology > ASOC380 > sociology chap 1 notes
Taylar Delisle

GPA 3.02
View Full Document for 0 Karma

View Full Document


Unlock These Notes for FREE

Enter your email below and we will instantly email you these Notes for Sociology of Deviant Behavior

(Limited time offer)

Unlock Notes

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Unlock FREE Class Notes

Enter your email below to receive Sociology of Deviant Behavior notes

Everyone needs better class notes. Enter your email and we will send you notes for this class for free.

Unlock FREE notes

About this Document

soc notes for test one
Sociology of Deviant Behavior
Trevor Hoppe
Class Notes




Popular in Sociology of Deviant Behavior

Popular in Sociology

This 6 page Class Notes was uploaded by Taylar Delisle on Wednesday September 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ASOC380 at SUNY Albany taught by Trevor Hoppe in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 34 views. For similar materials see Sociology of Deviant Behavior in Sociology at SUNY Albany.


Reviews for sociology chap 1 notes


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 09/28/16
** re-discussed later in unit ** Exam 1 review Topic What notes say What textbook says Mass incarceration “How being locked up makes you perceive society” Functionalist method** Explains why people do not conform to social norms and conformity is good Conflict method** Explains who decides what the “norms” are and how they mobilize resources to impose them. Ex: sentencing for cocaine (powdered v crack) Juvenile Delinquency Inner city tansformed Diagnosis v Perscription Behavioral model Problem: deviant behavior Solution: fix it Strategy: shake the behavior Institutional model Problem: Solution: Strategy: Margaret Atwood “Normal is not the same as average” Unspoken rules Ways to act in society that you are expected to know in accordance to society’s expectations and beliefs. Ex: door holding, saying please and thank you, etc. deviance An act that is opposed to or in contradiction with socially acceptable or “informative” ways” Ex: yelling out, drinking and driving ** re-discussed later in unit ** Process of othering -”us” vs. “them” -”we vs “they” -”we are good” v “you are bad” Ex: the term homosexual predates heterosexual; Transgender v cisgender differentiation Difference in definition of deviance across various groups. Ex: occupy wallstreet activitists can call wall street banker’s behavior deviant and deserving of punishment but lack authority to enforce. absolutists “The absolutist believest hat he knows what behavior is, what people should be, and what constitutes full and appropriate development.” -Lefland 1969, 23-24 statistical Distribution curve reactivist “The deviant is one to whom that label has successfully been applied; deviant behavior is the behavior that people so label.” -Becker Emile Diukheim Father of deviance studies 1858-1917 Eric Erikson Studying deviance is about studying social organization- not disorganization Boundaries Deviance reinforces boundaries Crime Crime is an integrative element of society. ** re-discussed later in unit ** Devaince Functional forces examples:drinking and driving, studying vs not studying, class inequality (social class) Conflict approaches v Conflict approaches criticize functionalist approach the functionalist approach. Social control Measures to ensure conformity Charles Cooley “Looking glass shelf”- michigan soc prof Todays concept Wanes into mainstream sociology, but influences in medical sociology and criminology. Informal social control Regulation by community members horizontal in position Formal social control Regulation by authority. Vertical in position. internalization People learn to accept norms, product of socialization, spontaneous Sanctioning: Negative: discouraged Positive: encouraged Formal v informal Positive v negative FUNCTIONALIST Popular after WWII THEORY Macro level theory (large scale) Views from society as a single person- goal related, personalized roles, codependent Durkheim functionalism normal= average ** re-discussed later in unit ** Deviance-exceptional, minority Not absolute Crime and deviance are universal Establish boundaries of group ideas in identity Create solidarity Allows change of time Function: Main streak stability Goal Goal is health or overall stability Lead critics to say functionalism is apolitical Merton Manifest v latent functions Deviance: manifest dysfunctional, latent dysfunctional. Talcott Parsons Organic system build of irrelevant and coordinated parts. Individuals internalize norms=social stability. Social control via conformity Socialization, incentives, persuasion through disclosure, coercion Dentler and Erikson Groups then to: induce, sustain, permit, deviant behavior, leaders exhibit normative behaviors. Deviance maintains social Sets benchmarks, makes deviance boundaries, determines reward structure Functionalism Lost currency in 1960’s Too focused on structure Ignores subject, determanilist ** re-discussed later in unit ** CONFLICT THEORY Power relations stucture society -race, gender, class,etc. - shape access to resources and power. -emphasizes inequality -majors camps included: feminists (60s and 70s), criminal race theorists, marxist, all emphasize imbalance of power relations is at its root of the social construction of reality. LABELING THEORY Labels socially organized reaction to deviance, born from conflict theory, interactionism approaches can lead to secondary deviance, labeling shapes another reality, can be self fulfilling prophecy, can be a master status, over shadows rest of identity. Emphasize history- how a certain group labeled and others not, categories of deviance develop over time, those in power avoid labels. Calls into question-objectivity of crime statistics, universal application of law Deviant Identities Double edged sword -negatives- can promote secondary deviance, can be oppressing, stigmatizing, foster discrimination Positives- can be solidarity, subcultures, social movements. Your mother likes it bareback article ** re-discussed later in unit **


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

0 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Allison Fischer University of Alabama

"I signed up to be an Elite Notetaker with 2 of my sorority sisters this semester. We just posted our notes weekly and were each making over $600 per month. I LOVE StudySoup!"

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.