Types Of Deviance

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The general population determines deviant behavior. This sort of peer pressure is more powerful than religion or even culture. This determination of deviant behavior also depends on the individual. Deviant, by my own connotation means, the act being different from the popular belief, usually in a bad way. The following list of behavior all have to things in common I consider them deviant, however, each has special moments of acceptance in my heart: suicide, abortion, homosexuality, prostitution, drug use, and gang affiliation.
Suicide occurs throughout the world for all types of reasons. The act of taking ones own life defines suicide. How can a person get themselves into a situation where killing themselves is a better... View More »

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The general population of America probably considers it a deviant act. This is because they only see prostitution in the dangerous illegal light. In Amsterdam, where prostitution is legal, they have a different outlook. An organized setting does not consist of pimps and hoes. It actually exists like any other service center. From the front desk to the receipt of sale, you will never see someone on drugs or being abuse. Prostitution simply because of some means to an end is deviant and should be treated as such. Prostitution between a single male and female, conducted under regulations, is not a deviant act.
Drug Use
When is using drugs not considered deviant, when the user can find no relief in any other way and they must use the drug only as a tool. Is illegal street drug use always deviant no matter how one looks at it? In one personal example, a person who was using marijuana to treat their back pain considered his usage okay because it relieved the pain without all of the wear down his legal drugs gave him. The neighbor, a retired police officer, agreed that this behavior should not be punished and never pushed the issue. In America, it seems that our laws have been chosen for emotional reasons and not for reasoning itself. Deviant behavior does exists for all drugs, this occurs when the drug begins to make the person do things they do not want to do or mean to do. The general population does not see it this why, however, our peers seem to be extremely focused on the legality of the drug involved. When an alcoholic runs over someone it is consider vehicular ...

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