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Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition - Chapter 07

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Question 1:


a) criminal acts performed by people.
b) statistical rarity.
c) behaviours and conditions that are related to social control.
d) people's attitudes about actions and concepts in society that are considered unusual.

Question 2:


a) the issue of confidentiality
b) finding willing participants
c) potential physical and emotional danger
d) finding funding from educational and governmental institutions

Question 3:


a) researcher's discretion regarding the subject matter.
b) status of the behaviour in the system of moral stratification.
c) general attitudes of lawmakers.
d) severity of the punishment for the questionable act or condition.

Question 4:


a) bank robber
b) drug dealer
c) bureaucrat
d) political activist

Question 5:


a) accepts both the goals and the means of the culture.
b) accepts the goals and rejects the means of the culture.
c) rejects both the goals and means of the culture.
d) rejects the goals and accepts the means of the culture.

Question 6:


a) personalities of the individuals.
b) group dynamics.
c) structure of society.
d) organization of government.

Question 7:


a) cultural support theory
b) strain theory
c) symbolic interactionist theory
d) control theory

Question 8:


a) the internalization of cultural beliefs.
b) deviant behaviour as patterns of social life.
c) the absence of social pressures to control deviant behaviour.
d) the sequential interaction of all people involved in the deviant behaviour.

Question 9:


a) domestic violence
b) professional fraud
c) drug and alcohol abuse
d) theft

Question 10:


a) Younger; adolescence
b) Younger; childhood
c) Older; childhood
d) Older; adolescence

Question 11:


a) people are individually responsible for their behaviour.
b) deviance is inherited in some people's genes.
c) the social group is largely responsible for the deviant behaviour of individuals in the group.
d) deviance is defined by society not by individuals.

Question 12:


a) attempts to publicize deviant conditions in order to correct them.
b) protests against governmental exploitation.
c) goes to other countries to teach North American values and morals.
d) is considered an honest businessperson.

Question 13:


a) deviancy amplification.
b) status degradation.
c) medicalization.
d) disclaimer mannerism.

Question 14:


a) occasional deviant acts that have no lasting social consequences.
b) the labelling of an act as deviant through social reactions to it.
c) a deviant role rather than ephemeral acts of deviance
d) all of the above.

Question 15:


a) control people around them.
b) regain their credibility by engaging in helpful acts.
c) control information others have about them.
d) restrict the relevance of the stigma.