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SOC_Deviance Test

Mr. Stickler's Liberty Christian Soc. "Deviance" Unit Test Flashcards 2020

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What is the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath? Psychopaths are much more observant, cunning, & are able to blend in with the rest of society; sociopath's behavior is much more erratic, which leads to their earlier capture.
What are the traits of people suffering from Antisocial Personality Disorder? They are highly intelligent, manipulative, able to track elaborate webs of lies, avoid capture for a very long period of time (years), unable to form genuine relationships, and are always studied in prisons because they do not feel guilt for their crimes.
How many crimes does a psychopath typically commit before they are caught? About 20 serious crimes.
What are the differences between a psychopath and a "white collar" psychopath? White collar psychopaths take credit for co-worker's efforts, they claim to know people - such as the CEO of the company - when they don't, always have excuses for being late or turning work in late, but they don't commit murder or other serious crimes.
What types of deviant behaviors/ crimes are "white collar" psychopaths more likely to commit? Crimes such as embezzlement (usually very large sums of money), worker's rights violations, black mail, or extortion. Sometimes federal tax - related crimes.
What does the term "deviance" mean? Any behavior that violates a social or cultural norm. It does not have to be an illegal behavior to be classified as "deviant".
What does the term "kleptomania" mean? The inability to stop stealing.
What are the three 93) categories of Personality Disorder? 1. "Dramatic" 2. "Odd" 3. "Anxious"
Which of the three (3) personality disorder types does Antisocial Personality Disorder fall under? "Dramatic" Personality Disorders.
List the traits of Borderline Personality Disorder. Extreme mood swings; prone to periods of physical aggression and violence; VERY unstable relationships; can go from very depressed to very angry quickly!
What types of deviant behaviors do people suffering from Borderline personality Disorder engage in? Anything from reckless driving to delinquency.
List the four (4) "Dramatic" Personality disorders. 1. Antisocial 2. Borderline 3. Histrionic 4. Narcissistic
List the four (4) traits of a person suffering from "Histrionic" Personality Disorder. 1. Continually seek to be the center of attention; 2. Often pretend to have very serious medical conditions to get attention; 3. Exaggerate the depths of their relationships 4. Act as if they're always "on stage".
What deviant behaviors do people with Histrionic Personality Disorder commit? "Kleptomania" (The inability to stop stealing.) They often steal the things they can't afford in order to remain the center of attention.
List the five (5) traits of a person suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. 1. No empathy for others; 2. Expect constant recognition for their "superiority"; 3. Make good 1st impressions; 4. Need for lots of admiration - not just attention-seeking; 5. Greatly exaggerate their achievements.
What does the term "social control" mean? Attempts by society to regulate people's thoughts and behaviors.
What does the term "criminal justice system" refer to? A formal response by police, courts, and prison officials to alleged violations of the law.
What is the definition of "crime"? "The violation of society's formally enacted criminal laws."
What did Emile Durkheim say were the four (4) functions of deviance? 1. It affirms cultural values and norms; 2. Responding to deviance clarifies moral boundaries; 3. Responding to deviance promotes social unity; 4. Deviance encourages social change.
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