A sociological view of deviant behaviour differ from the common sense perspective in the sense that, sociological views take a look at the over all societal impact or result of the behaviour rather than personal bias that corresponds to “bad people do bad things” idea. Normal people would see deviant behaviour almost always in a negative manner. Since deviant behaviours are commonly against the norms and the prevalent customary line of thinking. Deviant behaviours is relative not only to different individuals but with the different communities as well.
Such that, a behaviour that is considered as normal or natural in one community might be considered as foul and deviant behaviour in another community. The sociological view of deviant behaviours understand that there are possibilities that deviant behaviours may find its way to be incorporated in the mainstream culture, such case would make deviant behaviour more acceptable and after some time would be considered as a part of what is normal behaviour depending on the acceptance of the people in the community.
As indicated in this chapter, the cause of one out of three black men ending up in jail lies on a sociological problem. It can be traced back in history with blacks being discriminated and treated unequally as slaves. Ever since, Blacks have tried to separate them from the whites y doing things that whites would not usually do. Although there were laws against discrimination with respect to color and race, it was nevertheless, incorporated in the personal consciousness of individuals to view their race and color superior to others.
This is why, upon incarceration, there are claims that whites are treated more lightly than the blacks. Also there is a greater biased against blacks when the subject was on drugs, there seems to be more penalty against cracked cocaine which are primarily used by blacks than powder cocaine which is the one used by whites. This is the reason why, more blacks ended up in jail than the whites.
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