Rockford I Observed Human Behavior in A Nearby Cafe Discussion

I’m working on a sociology multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

It is often difficult to define deviance, especially for those that do not study it. Instead, society often uses an “I know it when I see it” mentality. In this assignment, you are going to attempt to see and define deviance.

Choose a busy place to sit and observe human behavior for one hour. Write down all the behaviors that you observe during that hour. Then answer the following questions:

Do you consider any of these behaviors to be deviant?

Which conception of deviance are you using when you define behaviors as deviant?

  1. Might there be some instances when the behavior you consider deviant now might become nondeviant? Or are there any behaviors that are nondeviant now that used to be considered to be deviant? 
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