Give an example of a human behavior that is considered deviant in one society - 68233

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o Give an example of a human behavior that is considered deviant in one society but is not considered deviant in others. What are the factors that have contributed to this society's perspective of the deviant behavior? Why does this society consider the behavior to be deviant but other societies do not? 


o When a crime is committed by someone who has a powerful status in this society, how is their deviant behavior handled in comparison to someone who has less power in society?

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1: Give an example of a human behavior that is considered deviant in one society but is not considered deviant in others. What factors that affect a society's perspective of deviant behavior.

Homosexuality is one of the behavior that is considered deviant in one but not in other societies
Risk of illness, relative isolation of given society, scientific awareness, power structure of society, religious base.

3: Why does this society consider the behavior to be deviant but other societies do not?

As answered above. In the case of Homosexuality it has been rejected by most major world religions, including Buddhism. It is also seen as effeminate and corrupting whereas for other societies which have accepted these as the free will of two individuals.

 

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