Analyze Your Experience 6

In this activity, you will analyze your personal experience using sociological concepts.  Once you have read the course material for this lesson, review the specific questions below.  Answer the questions in a 2 page paper, that is typed, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12 pt. font.  Write your response using your own words and without directly quoting the book or other resources. Responses that are not written in your own words will receive a 0.

You should engage course concepts and theories in your paper.  Be sure to define terms and explain terms within your answer. Also, be sure you answer all parts of each question.

All submissions will be examined by the Turnitin originality checker.  Do not wait until the last minute because LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


Everyone has been deviant.  Discuss a time when you engaged in deviant behavior.  Remember, not all deviance is crime, so you do not need to discuss a crime.  Why was this act deviant?  Use course concepts to aid your explanation.  Then, use one of the sociological theories of deviance (functionalist, labeling, obedience to authority, constructionist, structural strain, and differential association) to analyze your deviant behavior.