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Deviance " Down Under" Or How a Deviance Assignment Became a "Folk Devil"
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Potter, R. 2010. “Quot”;. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


In a common introductory sociology assignment in many departments in the United States, students commit a "deviant" act and record the reactions to that act. In social problems courses, students often are encouraged to explore the process by which "putative" social conditions become transformed into "social problems" (Spector and Kitsuse 1977). Not often,...

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Social Control
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College 200

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