Sociology Unit 3 Vocab

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  • 1. 
    The period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed

  • 2. 
    1.       Organic condition that results in the progressive destruction of brain cells

  • 3. 
    Situation that arises when the norms of society are unclear or are no longer applicable.

  • 4. 
    Wealthy exploit workers

  • 5. 
    A rigid class system with little to no nobility

  • 6. 
    Moving from class to class, not being stable, and always changing social classes

  • 7. 
    The process by which an individual's attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors are influenced by other people.

  • 8. 
    Behavior that violates significant social norms.

  • 9. 
    Proportion of associations a person has with deviant versus non-deviant individuals.

  • 10. 
    Marriage within one's own social category

  • 11. 
    Marriage outside one's own social category

  • 12. 
    Scientific study of processes and phenomena of aging.

  • 13. 
    1.       Devising new means for achieving the goals: ways that violate accepted norms.

  • 14. 
    Some criminals engage in crime on an individual basis.

  • 15. 
    Banish: expel from a community or group

  • 16. 
    Process of legal negotiation that allows an accused person to plead guilty to a lesser charge in return for a lighter sentence.

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  • 18. 
    Repeated criminal behavior

  • 19. 
    1.       Mark of social disgrace that sets the deviant apart from the rest of society.

  • 20. 
    Employed in a job for which one is overqualified; or employed in a job that does not pay as much as one wants or expects.

  • 21. 
    Situation that occurs when people do not have jobs but are actively seeking employment.

  • 22. 
    Crimes such as prostitution, gambling, illegal drug use, and vagrancy

  • 23. 
    Murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault

  • 24. 
    Crime that is committed by an individual or individuals of high social status in the course of their professional lives.

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