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Normal Deviance

  • By: Margot Hasha & DeAnn Kalich
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Deviance is a violation of the social norms, the consequence of which is societal disapproval or censure against the rule breaker or the behavior. Historically, there has been disagreement among sociologists concerning how to use the term accurately. Additionally, public ...

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