Rudoff, Alvin

Paths to Social Deviance and Conformity. A Model of the Process
1992 0-7734-9438-3
Serves three purposes. First, to develop a model of deviance that synthesizes existing knowledge about it. Second, to offer a model with empirical content for testing. Third, to engage students in the process with attention to the concepts and general knowledge scattered through the literature. The variables used to develop the model fall into three major categories: personality, culture, and social structure. Each category is elaborated, and each factor is explored to establish empirical content. Combining the three categories permits the evaluation of general propositions on conformity and deviance.