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Juvenile Delinquency: A Sociological Approach (8th Edition)
the systematic and scientific study of human behavior, social groups, and society
holds that human behavior is generally a social act that can be traced to powerful forces in the social environment surrounding each actor
a desolate alienation ifrom parents and other adults who do not understand them
people living in social interaction and social interdependence
rules, standards, laws, regulations, customs, and traditions- the "do's and donts" of human conduct and social interaction; group-shared expectations for behavior
normative or conformity
behavior that conforms or is in harmony with this code of rules
they "prescribe" certain kinds of behavior as acceptable or desirable- men shake hands with each other when they are introduced
they prohibit certain kinds of behavior as unacceptable to society- laws forbidding assault and theft
informal agreements or understandings about what is considered appropriate and inappropriate behavior
salient norms in that they are perceived as germane to the overall cohesion and survival of society
formal norms that are systematically written down in a legal code that defines their violation as criminal behavior and prescribes the method and degree of punishment
being caught between two conflicting cultures
the attempt to maintain a normative standard established by a social group
the effective transmission and internalization of culture content
conduct that is perceived by others as violating institutionalized expectations that are widely shared and recognized as legitimate within the society
an act that violates the norms of one particular society many represent approved conformity form the point of view of another social group
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