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Sociology Review 1

  • wealth -- total economic resources held by a person or group (what you own)
  • rehabilitation -- approach to crime control in which the main goal is to change or reform a criminal through socialization
  • control theory -- functionalist theory of deviance stating that conformity to social norms depends on the presence of strong bonds between individuals and society
  • ageism -- a set of beliefs, attitudes, norms, and values used to justify age-based prejudice and discrimination
  • racism -- an extreme form of prejudice that assumes superiority of one group over others
  • social mobility -- the movement of individuals or groups between social classes
  • prestige -- recognition, respect, and admiration attached to social positions
  • labeling theory -- symbolic interactionist theory of deviance stating that society creates deviance by identifying particular members as deviant
  • functionalism -- one of the 3 theoretical perspectives of sociology: emphasizes the contributions of each part of society, changes in one part lead to changes in other parts
  • discrimination -- BEHAVIOR: treating people differently based on ethnicity, race, religion, or culture
  • assimilation -- Acceptance of a minority: the blending or fusing of minority groups into the dominant society (melting pot idea)
  • income -- amount of money received by an individual or group over a specific time period (what you earn)
  • recidivism -- a repetition of or return to criminal behavior
  • sexism -- a set of beliefs, attitudes, norms, and values used to justify sexual inequality
  • prejudice -- ATTITUDE: widely held negative attitudes toward a group (minority or majority) and its individual members
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