SO325 - Social Deviance

Survey of major theories of deviance and social control. Analyzes specific behaviors and identities commonly regarded as deviant: violence, property crimes, drug use, mental illness, unconventional sexual behaviors, suicide and self-destructive behaviors, among others. Explores both official and informal responses to deviantized behaviors, including criminalization and stigmatization, and their cross-cultural variation.

Credit hours: 3.0
Lecture hours: 3.0

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