Deviance in the society
A deviant condition is a situation where one or a group in a given society adopts some behavior that the community does accept or either deem unacceptable. It is also the violation of a norm in given societies. The scenario concentrates on many undertakings such that the realization of this character in the individual or group can be tamed or changed to better the society (Attridge and Rosenquist, 2013).
Various reasons explain why the nature of human beings can be deviant at all or change in a way that depicts deviance. It can come from a youthful experience, for instance, marking of bodies with tattoos, smoking bhang, prostitution, religious beliefs, birth control and many more. These entire stories were seen as a lack of self-awareness and respect to society norms. In today's world, people have crossed many career paths and have assumed some deviance as a normality of existence (Kane, 2002). We can now have lawyers smoking bang outside courthouses, students carrying alcohol to school, doctors selling hospital drugs as contrabands, teachers dating their students and inmates having cell phone sin jail. To a larger context, one may argue that the effect of these happenings is the increase in the world's democracies but on the other hand, it only violates and deviance of the societal norms and good ethical conducts needed for progress and prosperity (Pasnau and Dyke, 2010).
The significant part of this issue is that if one culture or people might view an action as deviant, another community does enforce it in their culture and is highly acceptable. In the United States, for instance, homosexuality, lesbianism and cannibalistic in some Caucasian and the red-Indians tribes are acceptable. We see that the Indians and these native groups permit the eating of human flesh or a raw animal flesh. The discussion might stir debate, but the reality is that the application of one's culture will never be the same with another person (Popp, 2012).
Religious community plays a vital role in making sure the world's deviance is accepted or shunned away depending on the society's beliefs and the norms associated with their existence. An example of China and its population density has long vowed the issue of giving birth to more than one child, a deviance. The action was taken after research indicated the excess in population might end up in diminishing the economy of the country and reduce their living standards. Thus, as much as one would love to make many babies, the regulations that are made mandatory cause the stoppage off one kid birth or terminating a baby girl's growth, make it deviant in China (McLeod, 2008). Looking at this topic in real worldview, Christians nowadays are engaged in pre-marital sex, and it's normal unlike long ago where most religions prohibited the act. Under Islam, people are seen to be deviant when they are found in pre-marital sex saga and in some Muslim countries, stoned to death to mean deviance of societal norms. However, the today's world is so changed and dynamic to the extent of talking about the sex topics even in lecture halls, churches, Christian groups and at home with parents. The caregivers are involved in providing advice to the youths and the general public on such intimate matters making it acceptable and not deviant in the society.
The nature of deviancy can either be positive or negative. However, most explanations given in the worldview often take the narrative of negativity arguing g that pone defied the community's rules and were not considered acceptable at any cost. Deviancy has to deal with the societal norms, but matters of criminal nature are not under the norms of society but the deviation of one or a group to the following of certain laws. The reason for differentiation of this topic is to understand the meaning of both. An instance where one goes in a restaurant and coincidentally uses their hands to eat is not a deviation from societal norms in that the victim has not violated anybody's right but is satisfying their pleasure of dining. The hotel management will offer many cutleries to be used but its one's choice to decide whether to use them or not. The positive nature of any deviance nature is the fact that social change can be created. The effect of the knowledge and transformation creates an ease of adaptation by the entire global world since it has a gradual manner in which it is outlined, and society has time to adopt. For example, the informal dress code adopted by many companies nowadays in the U.S. A good level of solidarity is enhanced under deviancy. It makes it easier for two and more different societies to use their culture and differences in norms to learn an=bout each other and appreciate a good coexistence.
For instance in England in the 16th centuries where witchcraft was banned, and people conducting the vice were slaughtered on the belief that they bring bad luck to the society. The unity brought by one society in explaining their cultures and traditions to another group is by default, as a result of deviations. The connection between deviance and crime have been tried to explain by numerous investigatory and sociology authors. The relation might arise only when one is sick in the mind and deviates from taking medicine in that; the reaction might lead to one committing a crime unknowingly.
The nature of deviance and criminal cases relates to other aspects, but one thing does not mean another. The societal norms are just structures and regulations with which individuals and groups must cope with to exist. Every society has a particular way of set standards of behavior concerning their beliefs and traditions. It might depend on the roles people might be playing in the society and many more. The youths are students; they grow to adults and one day makes their families. The growth and roles make them unique to other individuals such that when roles are exchanged, then the deviant nature comes in handy due to the ideas people exchange hence progress. The outcome of this discussion will enable our generation to differentiate the aspects of crimes via not abiding by law and deviance of rules in the social status. The norms are used to guide the way in which human beings live and create order. It helps in conforming to the social order by different groups of people. We confirm to numerous expectations our society requires of us and through deviance and overlooking of each other's nature and beliefs, and then the community will grow into a great spectacle of understanding.
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Kane, Robert. Free Will. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2002. Print.
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Pasnau, Robert, and Christina Van Dyke. The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Print.
Popp, Richard K. The Holiday Makers. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012. Print.