For Natural Science Guru M6A1

M6A1: Continuum of Deviant Social Structures.


Upon successful completion of this activity, students will be able to:Analyze social phenomena utilizing theoretical frameworksIdentify ethical problems faced by individuals or communities and identify effective solutionsExplain the concept of social deviance and provide examples of deviant behavior in social contextExplain and critically evaluate contemporary literature in the field of criminal justice

For this project, use Best & Luckenbill’s  continuum of deviant organizations to explain how a person or group could become increasingly invested in his/her deviance. For example, consider how a youth from a gang-impacted area could move his/her way through from less organized to more organized deviant social organizations, and imagine how this would ultimately impact his/her identity formation. Describe how these various levels of social structure could impact one’s commitment to a deviant identity. Choose a deviant behavior, either from real life or from media, and follow this continuum through with your example.

This project should be 750-1000 words in length and should draw on the readings from this module and the discussions in this module.

Project 4 is worth 10% of the overall course grade.

This assignment will be graded using the  SLA Writing Rubric [227.3 KB PDF file]