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1. According to labeling theory, being labeled deviant produces (Points : 10)

       positive consequences
       negative consequences
       no consequences whatsoever
       some consequences whose nature cannot at present be understood.

2. Which of the following statements about the definition of deviance is true? (Points : 10)

       almost all persons in a society will agree on the nature of deviant behavior
       definitions of deviant behavior are determined by a nation's economy
       there is usually a great deal of disagreement among people as to what they consider deviant
       few persons in a society are concerned about the definition of deviance

3. The main purpose of the positivist approach to deviance is (Points : 10)

       developing empathy with deviant persons
       seeking out the causes of deviant behavior
       to make moral judgments about deviant behavior
       to study biases toward persons seen as deviant

4. The essence of several types of anomie-strain theory is that the experience of (Points : 10)

       personal, psychological strain leads to deviant behavior
       socially induced strain pressures individuals to commit deviant acts
       significant social and political conflict leads to deviant behavior
       cultural change leads to social strain and outbreaks of deviant behavior

5. Which of the following groups is most likely to be involved in imposing labels? (Points : 10)

       the poor
       the criminal
       the powerful
       the female population

6. There is a significant discrepancy between the law on the books and the law in action. (Points : 10)


7. Phenomenological theory focuses on people's subjectivity, including consciousness, perception and opinions about deviance. (Points : 10)


8. One criticism of differential association theory is that it is hard to define precisely what differential association is in a real-life situation. (Points : 10)


9. One result of raising the drinking age from 18 to 21 was to move drinking underground where it could lead to binge drinking. (Points : 10)


10. Drug abuse is not a scientific but a social, subjective term. (Points : 10)



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