-modes of action that do not conform to the norms or values held by most members of society or group
-what is regarded as deiant is as variable as the norms and values that distinguish different cultures and subcultures from one another. Forms of behavior that are highly esteemed by one group are regarded negatively by others.
-Roughnecks were often an obvious deviant “target” by the community & police
-Roughnecks perceived as delinquents & troublemakers – had poor futures.
-In the eyes of the community, the roughnecks were more deviant, even though their behaviors were very similar to those of the saints.
-Saints manipulated the system in ways that hid their major delinquency
-Saints perceived as “good boys” who were “sowing their wild oats” before settling down – had bright futures
-refers to opinions or attitudes held by members of one group toward another
-their preconceived views are often based on hearsay rather than on direct evidence
-individual is resistant to change in opinion even in the face of new information
-people may have favorable prejudices about groups with which they identiy and negative prejudice against others
-people prejudice against a particular group will refuse to give it a fair hearing
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