Essay on The Manufacture of Deviance by Walter D. Connor

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Deviance turning into a Pandemonium in the Society
Sometimes people ask if there is something like perfect. All everyone wants is to live in a community or society where there is no violence, or any form of vandalism. It is believed that little acts of violence generate into deviant behavior in the society. So what one may ask is what deviance is, or what is a deviate behavior? Deviant behavior is any behavior that is contrary to the dominant norms of society. There are many different theories on what causes a person to perform deviant behavior, including biological explanations, psychological explanations, and sociological explanations.
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He added to it that every community has its own styles of deviant behaviors which he stated were affected by the political, economic, religious standard of the society and many more. From research he made it known that even though the society is aware of deviant acts all around as the society tends to do something about it when it possesses danger to us. Moreover research also showed that deviant behaviors have increased over the time period. In terms of controlling deviancy researchers looked into two control systems what they called the repressive and the restrained. And in controlling this in England for instance they believed in deviancy to be caused by witchcraft so controlling it was a little hard for them but yet still they tried to imprison to keep it in check or sacking people away from the community. And since witchcraft is something that cannot be seen physically victims or accused people were forced to confess their sins by their interrogator in other to be given a lesser sentence or to be pardoned. Also during confession the victims were asked to name any one who they have involved in witchcraft so that they could also receive their punishment.
Other believed that restraining a deviant person could help stop the behavior whiles others believed otherwise. In all from research it can be noticed that a lot of hard work has been put in curbing deviant acts from

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