Criminal Behavior: The Conrad Murray Case There are many definitions of deviance, which is of course inherently social. Deviant behavior is offensive conduct “from a moral as opposed to an intellectual or aesthetic standpoint” (Mullis 137). According to the textbook, deviance is “the recognized violation of cultural norms” (Macionis 216). When an individual breaches or transgresses these cultural norms, or the status quo, then he is considered deviant. Society functions in culturally accepted ways not only to provide order and predictability but also to protect people and properties. These cultural norms dictate that everyone must conform to them to be considered socially acceptable. However, these culturally accepted ways may be...The end:
..... of fault…from the individual back to the collective” (Mullis 144). In other words, there has to be comprehensive and rigorous measures in place in the medical field for ensuring the safety of patients. Until the current system is overhauled and revised, physicians whose greed may get the better of them will continue to do patients harm. Works Cited Eisenberg, Ronald L. & Berlin, Leonard. “Malpractice Issues in Radiology: When Does Malpractice Become Manslaughter?” American Journal of Roentgenology. 179 (2002): 331-335. Lukenbill, ? . Lecture. 12 April 2011. Macionis, J. John. Sociology. New Jersey: Pearson. 2009. Print. Mullis, Jeffery. “Medical Malpractice, Social Structure, and Social Control.” Sociological Forum. 10 (1995): 135-163.