Sociology of Deviance (SOC240)
3.0 Semester Hours
Sociology of Deviance examines the sociological study of the causes and control of social deviance and deviant behavior. Emphasis is placed on the major sociological theories of deviance. Special attention is given to individual and group deviance within the context of social deviance. Topics discussed are physical violence, family violence, sexual deviance, self targeted deviance, medicalization of deviance, internet crime, substance use and abuse, and privileged and underprivileged deviance. Stigma of deviant identity among specific groups is analyzed.