Choose a deviant group that interests you. Introduce and describe your group. Please present us with a different deviant group than examples from class. You cannot use the Transhumanist Movement or marijuana subculture. You may provide a link if your group has an online presence.
2. Drawing from lecture, videos, and readings, answer the following: Is your chosen group deviant or criminal? Or both? Why? (i.e., behavioral, conditional, ascribed, public, etc). What types of norms do they violate? What sanctions might they experience? How might the relativist/social power perspective apply to your group? What theories/concepts from online Chapter 7 might explain your deviant group? How might the members of your group experience the labeling process as described in lecture? Do you see your deviant group moving into mainstream culture like the marijuana industry or the body hacking/Transhumanist movement? Remember, deviance is in the “eye of the beholder” and we are taking a sociological approach without judgment.