SOC101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Mahatma Gandhi

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Helps us to deal with when we struggle at this place. Generic definition- deviance is the recognized violation of cultural norms. Crime is a violation of society"s formally and active criminal law. 3 things that define what a crime is. 3 agents from the beginning of the act and the final resolution. All aim at one thing, assessing guilt or innocent. Punishment system- 4 concerns (vengeance terrence, rehabilitation, protect society) Scope and character of deviance depend on how easy it is for individual to use the recognized means of society to attain to recognized goals of society. Ritualists- accepts means but no longer accepting goals. Innovator- accept goals but rejects the means is irrelevant, ritualists are those are willing to finding new goals. Rebels- social innovations that are the opposite from conformists (ghandi or religions extremists) Gives us structure to help us understand devience. Si- sees as a social reality constructed a labeling process.

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