A man is riding on a bus when suddenly, for no reason, he stands up and yells, “FIRE! FIRE!” There is clearly no fire, and people are really irritated at the delay this causes. His behavior was:
Which of the following statements about deviance is true?
Deviant behavior must be sufficiently serious or unusual to spark a negative sanction.
f you committed a crime in Colonial America, which punishment would you most likely receive?
Which sociological theory would agree with the following statement: “Deviance helps society clarify moral boundaries and promotes social cohesion”?
Which sociological theory would agree with the following statement: “Deviance is defined by the powerful, and the behaviors of the less powerful are more likely to be criminalized than the behaviors of the powerful”?
How does structural strain theory explain the existence of deviance?
Deviance is the result of the tension between socially approved goals and an individual’s ability to meet those goals through socially approved means.