Assignment 2: The Application Paper

• Assignment 2: The Application Paper
By the due date assigned, using the textbook and Argosy Online Library, write a 750-word paper using APA format and standards that includes

discussion of the following:
a. Describe an example of a television program that you believe clearly displays social deviance, and explain why you specifically selected it.
b. In this television program, how are people “labeled” as socially deviating from the expected social norms, and who does this labeling?
c. Analyze the deviance, using terms such as primary deviance, secondary deviance, retrospective labeling, and stigma.
d. Apply Durkheim’s four functions of deviance to the deviant actions in the television program. What purpose(s) does the deviance play?

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