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Which of the three primary ways of analyzing deviance do you think is most accurate and why? Give specific examples to support your choice.

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Analysing Deviance

Deviance is that set of behavior that goes contrary to what is expected in society, what is norm, something that does not follow social expectations and rules. At it's most extreme, deviance is a negative social phenomenon that brings social ills and a broader issue that results to criminality. What it does then is violate cultural and social norms which are informally (traditions, practices) or formally (laws, rules, regulations, legality, policies) enacted by society to keep peace and order. Social scientists (i.e. sociologists and criminologists) study how these rules and standards are constructed and how and why people 'deviate' (hence, the term 'deviance') ...

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