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Unit of Study SOCI1003 - Deviance in Society (2025)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

critically analyse sociological perspectives about the nature of deviance in a changing society

identify the formal and informal processes by which people come to be regarded as being deviant in terms of power relations within society

recognise the problems and uncertainties which are associated with people being cast as deviant

relate an example of contemporary deviant behaviours to processes of personal and societal change.

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