Don't lose your points!
Sign up and save them.
+
4 Tutorials that teach Functions of Deviance
Take your pick:
Functions of Deviance

Functions of Deviance

Author: Sadie Pendaz
Description:

This lesson will examine Emile Durkheim's four functions of deviance.

(more)
See More
Fast, Free College Credit

Developing Effective Teams

Let's Ride
*No strings attached. This college course is 100% free and is worth 1 semester credit.

28 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

281 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 25 of Sophia’s online courses. Many different colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.

Tutorial
Terms to Know
Emile Durkheim

A hugely important sociologist who is famous for, among a number of things, theorizing the social functions of deviance.

Four Functions of Deviance

A pioneering sociologist Emile Durkheim argued that deviance is not abnormal, but actually serves four important social functions: 1) Deviance clarifies our collective cultural values; 2) Responding to Deviance defines our collective morality; 3) Responding to deviance unifies society; 4) Deviance promotes social change.

Kai Erikson (Study of the Puritans)

An American sociologist who studied the Puritans and argued that even a highly disciplined, religious society created deviance to clarify its moral boundaries.