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Social Control, Deviance, and Crime Vocabulary

sanctions rewards or punishments used to enforce conformity to norms
social control enforcing norms through either internal or external means
deviance behavior that violates significant social norms
stigma mark or social disgrace that sets the deviant apart from the rest of society
strain theory views deviance as the natural outgrowth of the values, norms, and structure of society
anomie situation that arises when the norms of society are unclear or no longer apply
crime any act labeled as such by those in authority and prohibited by law
violent crime murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault
property crime stealing or intentionally damaging someone's property
victimless crime prostitution, illegal gambling, illegal drug use, vagrancy
organized crime control of some vice or legitimate business through violence or threat of violence
white collar crime offenses committed by people of high social status in the course of their professional lives
Created by: Mrs. Wells



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