Updated: Dec 23, 2021
Deviance or the sociology of deviance explores the actions and/ or behaviors that violate social norms across formally enacted rules as well as informal violations of social norms.
What are Social Norms?
Norms provide us with an expected idea of how to behave, and function to provide order and predictability in society. For example, we expect students to arrive to a lesson on time and complete their work.
Therefore social deviance is the behavior that goes against cohesiveness and the ability for a society to properly function.
Two View Points
1.The Normative Perspective
The normative perspective sees deviance as a human behavior that violates existing and generally accepted social norms.
2. The Situational Perspective
The situational perspective shifts the focus away from the individual and to the social situation surrounding the behavior and question
When we define Social Deviance we must ask the Questions:
If we are making laws that hinder society then, those laws are against our Social Norms
Did You Know...?
That that police are not required to take psychology or sociology? Yet they are the ones "upholding" the laws and telling us how to behave.
"If you are considering becoming a police officer, a degree in psychology will be a good degree to consider while enrolled in school. Police officers come from all academic backgrounds. Everything from business, criminal justice, marketing to history is a good degree choice for future law enforcers."
It's important to understand that we as a Society suffer from a heart and mind issue. How can corrupt heart and Minds steer the heart and Minds of the people in which they are supposed to serve and Protect?
Answer is: They Cannot
When one is acting with the social deviance and then say they are for change...this is called Duality of the Mind.
This pertains Especially to the corrupt cops of the world: those who are in the pockets of people with millions and billions of dollars, those who Harbor Hate for people who don't look like them, and so on...
Duality means two. When the mind has two paths, two ways, two alternatives for everything, it has been called duality of mind. Now, unless the mind understands this and has become one, it will always go its own way, whatever little it understands about life, decisions are made out of its own experience.
A law enforcement person who is supposed to serve and protect is not supposed to have a duality of the mind, they are supposed to be able to make cohesive decisions as one unit. Using the skills that they go into the field with, these officers should be making sound judgements, these judgements differ from situation to situation and person to person.
Laws are considered the most serious form of social norms.
Laws provide a codification of the specific elements of crimes and civil courts and possible sanctions for their violations.
Dimensions of Deviance
1. Patterned Deviance
Deviant behaviors for the most part form patterns of social interactions. For example: criminal homicide, armed robbery and date rape involve offenders and victims and social contexts that transcend individual incidents. That is; typical patterns of interaction between offenders and victims and common social circumstances characterize many forms of deviant Behavior.
Overtime patterns of deviant Behavior become institutionalized and are embedded in the sociocultural fabric.
Sociocultural influences shape the motivations for deviant behaviors the way they are carried out and the social contexts in which they occur.
*Sociocultural is a term related to social and cultural factors, which means common traditions, habits, patterns and beliefs present in a population group.
2. Idiosyncratic Deviance
The definition of an idiosyncrasy is an unusual behavior, mannerism or reaction of a person or group of people
Idiosyncratic defines all the corrupt police and law enforcement in the world.
Idiosyncratic defines the doctors and the nurses who cause harm also known as malpractice.
Idiosyncratic defines the corrupt priests and teachers who molest and sodomized children and which they are supposed to care for.
Idiosyncratic deviance is unique to particular individuals typically less socially visible and may Simply Be regarded as odd.
The book continues to say that these behaviors are not likely to be repeated or to form institutionalized patterns of behavior...
So the saying goes: one apple spoils the bunch...
The reason why your law enforcement officers are never charged properly is because the deviance is looked at individually and case by case rather than being looked at as a unit issue or as the corruption of the whole department.
Organizations like the police department, schools, religious organizations and others that cause harm Should always be investigated as a whole, because these institutions serve society.
Deviant behaviors are commonly thought to involve acts that are legally, morally or ethically prohibited or at least the very least annoying to others
A person is the victim of a violent Act of property theft or destruction of slander or false rumor or a loud noises and graffiti.
For example in my case my internet was hacked my phone was clone my Ministry was taken down I had money stolen from me all by people I knew.
Reporting these acts to the police in Missouri got me nowhere because Saint Anne Police Department is in the pocket of Nidal Duke Darwish, the man who stole everything and got away with it.
Dimensions of Deviance
Individual vs Group Deviance
Deviant behaviors may be committed by persons alone in small groups are in large crowds. Most forms of deviant behaviors are perpetrated by loan offenders or in the company of a few trusted companions
*In my case I trusted my boss who again stole from me and St Anne Police Department could care less. I was the victim of a cyber crime and nobody seems to care
Again I reported all things to the police of Saint Ann Missouri and nothing has happened.
Group deviance may involve the unplanned spontaneous Act of person's largely unknown to another who are drawn together for a common purpose.
A second form of group deviance depends on organizational structure and complexity of a network of persons.
Organize criminal activity corporate malfeasance and terrorism both international and domestic require intricate networks of participants and complex means of communication to be successful.
Less organized and sophisticated are gang related forms of group deviance usually acts of violence directed towards rival gangs predatory and regulatory activity as street gangs are highly visible and typically require little long-range planning gang violence is often a spontaneous response to a perceived threat from Archrivals
Episodic vs Chronic Deviance
Deviant Behavior may be confined to certain situations and thereby take on an episodic expression
That means: made up of separate especially loosely connected episodes. 2 : having the form of an episode. 3 : of or limited in duration or significance to a particular episode :
Persistent deviance how transcends any situational boundaries the behavior of a person afflicted with alcoholism are addicted to another drug or gambling is not situation bound rather The chronic deviant persistently engages in apparent Behavior across a wide range of social situations.
In the case of Duke Darwish and his organized crime at Crown Mart number 19 he engaged and not only cybercrime money laundering and prostitution but also drug running and everything else.
Warning of The Need for Social Change
Mass deviance- urban riots commandeering public buildings and other acta of civil disobedience signal the need for social change.
Public outrage sparked by unfair social policies discrimination or persistent inequality in access to social resources health and education and employment should spark governments intervention.
However when your governments are corrupt they're not going to intervene in the manner in which they are employed to do so.
One must remember that the government works for us it works for all: of us those who are deviant and those who are morally and ethically just.
However because deviance has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, those who are morally and ethically just are seen as Evil.
The criminal justice system alone employees hundreds of thousands of persons in federal state and local law enforcement agencies courts and correctional institutions and community-based programs. Society is around the world invest a significant amount of their financial resources and social capital in attempt to control and treat their deviant members.
However the Deviant members that go overlooked are those who work in social work, police departments, law enforcement , the Justice System, religious institutions, medical facilities and so on
Deviant and abnormal behavior is ungodly and sinful according to the Bible. Deviant behavior defies the Old Testament commandments, e.g. stealing, adultery.
A person's ability to function and cope is a relative form of normal behavior and cognition in modern psychology.
It's hard to function normally in a society where evil is called good and good is called evil.
“Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.”
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.