Examples Of Deviant Behavior

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Deviant behavior is behavior that violates social norms. Formal and informal social controls attempt to prevent or minimize deviance. One such control is through the medicalization of deviance. It is not the act itself, but the reactions to the act, that make something deviant. Social conformity is a type of social influence that results in a change of behavior or belief in order to fit in with a group. The two types of social conformity are normative conformity and informational conformity. Normative conformity occurs because of the desire to be liked and accepted. Informational conformity is conformity that occurs because of the desire to be correct. This weekend I went to Walmart to shop for groceries and I noticed a customer switching the prices on a few items as she was shopping. Another issue was a customer being rude to a cashier.…show more content…
The items in her cart ranged from groceries, clothing and other apparel, and electronics. The woman was in the back of the store in a candy isle that didn’t get much traffic. The woman with all the merchandise was taking the clearance tags from items that were on sale and putting them on items that were not for sale. Not one single Walmart employee confronted her and asked her what she was doing. This is an act of shoplifting. Shoplifting generally refers to the theft of merchandise from a store or place of business. Shoplifting is a type of larceny, which simply means taking the property of someone else without their permission, and with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property taken. As I was checking out I was behind a customer who was being rude to a cashier. Apparently an item was supposed to ring up for one price and it rang up wrong. It didn’t seem to be a problem on the cashiers end, but the stores. The customer began to make threats and management had to be called to the
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