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Dead Poets Society: A look at Social Deviance and Social Control Joshua Seymour

Recognizing the Norms


1950's Conservative Prep School

Deviance
Girls Smoking Alcohol Breaking Curfew Not Following Adults Orders Suicide

External Social Control


Punishment Force Coercion

Informal Social Control


Frowning Criticism Praise Yelling

References

Haft, S., Witt, P. J., Thomas, T. (Producers), & Weir, P. (Director). (1987). Dead Poet's Society [Motion picture]. USA: Touchstone Pictures. McIntyre, L. J. (2011). The Practical Skeptic Core Concept in Sociology. (5th). New York, USA: McGraw-Hill Robert, K. (2005, July 14). Deviance and Social Control. UMSL. Retrieved October 28, 2011, from http://www.umsl.edu/~keelr/200/200lec.html