Deviant acts refer to a type of behavior that does not adhere to widely accepted cultural and social norms. Examples include major violations of law such as murder, theft and rape, and minor acts such as traffic violatio... More »

Examples of deviant acts include arson, robbery, assault, invading a person's personal space and picking one's nose in public. Deviant acts are classified into two categories, namely formal and informal. Formal deviance ... More »

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A crime is classified as an unlawful activity by the state, such as a felony or misdemeanor, while deviance is nonobservance of the norms set by the majority of society. Deviance can be criminal or noncriminal, whereas c... More »

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Deviant behavior is defined as any behavior that goes against the social norms. As norms change in time, so does the description of deviant behavior. Doctors have developed several theories about the causes of deviant be... More »

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Examples of deviant acts include arson, robbery, assault, invading a person's personal space and picking one's nose in public. Deviant acts are classified into two categories, namely formal and informal. Formal deviance ... More »

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Some examples of acts of kindness include letting someone go first while in a retail line, asking someone about personal holiday traditions, bringing coffee for coworkers and taking someone's shift in a car pool. More »

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Agents of social control are individuals, groups and organizations that encourage other people to conform to social norms. Such agents include family, schools, the government and the media. More »