Sociology of Deviance Essay by Master Researcher

Sociology of Deviance
This paper explores the social theories of deviant behavior.
# 90279 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Sociology (Theory) , Criminology (General)

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The paper discusses how social scientists have been debating for years the origin of deviant behavior, largely from one of three perspectives: personality based, peer influence or the creative tendency to manifest itself through some form of deviance. One of the most popular explanations for criminal behavior as a form of social deviance and one that is personality based has been the rational choice theory that has been reexamined in several research studies; most notably, one by Copes who examines criminality in reference to auto theft.

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