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Five short case studies, updated with new film, that require students to decide which, if any of the behaviours, are deviant.


The video serves as an introduction to and discussion piece for Interactionist approaches to crime and deviance by illustrating how deviance is “in the eye of the beholder”. It further illustrates the argument that how people react to the behaviour of others is the single most important factor in determining whether or not that behaviour is considered deviant.


Key concepts covered in this video:


• Deviance

• Case Studies

• Relativity

• Social reaction

• Labelling theory



















What is Deviant?


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