Putting It Together: Deviance, Crime, and Social Control


In this module, you learned about deviant behavior and how society decides what is deviant, and how deviance may change over time. You also learned about ways that society works to prevent deviance and implement social control. Specifically, you learned about crime in the United States and about the Criminal Justice System.

What you learned to do:

  • Define deviance and methods of social control
  • Contrast the varying theoretical perspectives on deviance
  • Describe the criminal justice system and types of crimes