For this assignment, first select a specific example or case of deviance. You may focus on a type of non-criminal deviance (e.g., violations of aesthetic norms) or a type of criminal deviance (e.g., street crime). Next, after researching your selected case of deviance, consider the following question: Of the sociological theories of deviance discussed in class, which theory of deviance best explains the occurrence of this deviant behavior? Your paper should present (i) a detailed description of your selected example of deviant behavior, and (ii) an analysis of this behavior using one of the following theories of deviance: Strain Theory, Social Disorganization Theory, Differential Association Theory, Social Learning Theory, Social Control Theory, Labeling Theory, or Marxist, Conflict, or Critical Theory. 1. Papers must incorporate findings from at least five outside sources. Permissible scholastic sources include sociological peer-reviewed journal articles (see below for a list of recommended sociology journals) and academic press chapters/books. 2.. Papers must conform to the following format specifications: ASA citation style (see ASA Style Guide on SOC 145 CCLE Moodle website) Times 12-point font Double spaced Standard margins Numbered pages 5 pages in length
Sociological Journals: American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Contemporary Sociology Contexts, Criminology, Demography, Deviant Behavior, Economy and Society, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Gender and Society, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Journal of Marriage and Family, Qualitative Sociology, Social Forces, Social Problems, Social Psychology Quarterly, Sociological Forum, Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Theory, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Health and Illness, Sociology of Religion, Symbolic Interactionism, Theory Culture and Society, Theory and Society, Youth and Society
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