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PROBLEMS IN OUR SOCIETY AND HOW OUR ENVIRONMENT PLAYS A ROLE

 A person would be considered deviant in society if they are violating what the significant social norm of its group (Pfohl). There are many ways deviance could be answered. There is the psychological answer, biological answer, and the sociological answer. With all of the studies that have been performed, no one group has come up with an exact reason to why people are considered deviant. The reality that the definition of deviance is considered different by everyone makes it complicated and unknown if a truly accurate answer can ever be found (Pfohl). This is why this topic is important to the study of sociology. Sociologists have more information, and therefore may be closer to finding the cause.
             The family is the link to socialization in one's environment. In the family, divorce, conflict within family, neglect, abuse, and deviant parents are the main vindicates for the offspring's actions (Cheung).
             Poverty is also a reason in the family for conflict because it can lead to both family breakups and delinquency. Children need close, supportive, relationships with parents. What promotes deviance in the home is the inhibition to talk to parents. The child may feel that they need to get attention elsewhere, thus acting deviantly if their parents are not there for them (Evans).
             My research paper is about these situations. Why do others succeed and why do others fail? People say that it is a good thing to be different but why than others are open to opportunities while others are faced with no opportunities? I am going to discuss about how the environment and society around us affect every aspect of our lives.
             Social environment is influenced by one's power and wealth. This, in turn, determines success or failure in peoples' lives. I believe it is what family we were born into that would easily let individuals to have an opportunity to attend a fancy school no matter how intelligent he is or she is.