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Primary and Secondary Deviance

  • By: Joel Powell & Zachary Tolliver
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Primary and secondary deviance are processes in the development of deviant roles and careers. Primary deviance occurs when an individual first violates conventional expectations for behavior, while secondary deviance involves the problems created by the reactions of family, ...

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