Is it possible that deviant behaviour can lead to stalking, crimes, or rule violations?
Deviance is defined as any type of rule-breaking behavior that does not conform to a society's or social group's standards and expectations. Crime, or breaking the law, is strongly tied to the concept of deviance. Although most criminal behavior is deviant, not all deviant behavior is criminal.
Different societies have different views on certain behaviors that are considered deviant.
There are, however, certain deviant behaviors that are considered universally to be criminal.
We can differentiate 2 types of deviancy:
1. Formal deviant behavior can be described as a crime, which violates laws in a society. 2. Informal deviant behaviors are minor violations that break unwritten rules of social life. Norms that have great moral significance are mores.
Not all deviants are criminals. Deviance is rule breaking behaviour. There are two types of deviant behaviour: positive and negative. Positive deviance leads to good but in an eccentric way. Forexample: famous scientist Einstein, he was deviant, but he proposed theory of relativity and explain time dilation. On the other hand negative deviance leads to crimes like stalking, murdering and etc.