- Read this article--https://www.thecut.com/2017/09/why-women-cheat-esther-perel-state-of-affairs.html--and respond to the following questions: (1) is it ever acceptable to cheat on a spouse; (2) is a physical or an emotional relationship more or less deviant; (3) what is an appropriate response to this form of deviant behavior; (4) do you agree with the author of this article, and why or why not?
- Read this article--http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/351852-sessions-some-undocumented-minors-are-wolves-in-sheeps-clothing--and respond to the following questions: (1) how might this story be viewed using a labeling theoretical perspective; (2) how might this story impact immigrant communities; (3) is it possible that this story, and those like it, might contribute to moral panic, and why or why not; (4) how might a moral panic response to this story influence people’s views of the governmental structure of the United States?
- Read this article--https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/12/chicago-police-torture-jon-burge/383839/--and respond to the following questions: (1) is it ever appropriate to coerce information from a suspect using physical, emotional, or mental abuse, and why or why not; (2) how was the abuse of suspects by Chicago Police driven by those with status and power in the city; (3) if a person were to commit such aggressions against suspects under the direct orders of a supervisor, should they be defined as deviant, or should the fact that they are effectively taking orders from a superior reduce, or remove, any deviant label; (4) how might Howard Becker view this issue…what questions might he ask?
- Rank the following deviant acts on a scale of 1 (least deviant) to 10 (most deviant) and respond to the questions at the end . . .
_____ Stealing bread from a grocery store to feed your family
_____ Illegally downloading a song to play as a DJ where you would get paid
_____ Killing a man who is found to be responsible for the death of your child
_____ A woman who sexually assaults a man at a party
_____ Using one’s status as CEO to control the flow of profits to your own bank account
_____ Buying a DVD copy of a bootleg theater film on the street
_____ Selling food on the boulevard without a permit
_____ Coming to this country without proper documentation
_____ Leaving a dog in a car on a hot day
_____ A doctor who influences patients to use a pharmaceutical for personal benefit
- Which of these norm violators would be least likely to escape any stigma associated with knowledge of their deviant act? Why?
- Which of these norm violators, if never caught, would be most likely to continue violating this norm, and transition from a label of primary to secondary deviant?
- Which of these norm violations would be most likely to have been committed by someone who subscribes to a self-fulfilling prophecy?