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Norms and Societal Expectations

  • By: David Patrick Connor
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Norms and societal expectations are the basic principles of human behavior that govern a society. As rules of behavior, they determine what actions are acceptable, or unacceptable, by a set of individuals and serve to produce and maintain order in a ...

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