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The type of suicide that can occur when there is excessive regulation of individuals by social forces.
Altruistic Suicide
The type of suicide occurring when there are disintegrating forces in the society that make individuals feel lost or alone.
Anomic Suicide
The condition existing when social regulations (norms) in a society break down.
Anomie
A form of terrorism involving the dispersion of chemical or biological substances intended to cause widespread disease and death.
Bioterrorism
One form of deviance; specifically, behavior that violates criminal laws.
Crime
The study of crime from a scientific perspective.
Criminology
The use of the computer to commit one or more terrorist acts.
Cyberterrorism
Behavior that is recognized as violating expected rules and norms.
Deviance
Continuing to be labeled as deviant even after the initial (primary) deviance may have ceased.
Deviant Career
Groups that are organized around particular forms of social deviance.
Deviant Communities
The definition a person has of himself or herself as a deviant.
Deviant Identity
Theory that interprets deviance as behavior one learns through interaction with others.
Differential Association Theory
The type of suicide that occurs when people feel totally detached from society.
Egoistic Suicide
The wrongdoing of powerful individuals and organizations.
Elite Deviance
Assaults and other malicious acts (including crimes against property) motivated by various forms of bias, including that based on race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic and national origin, or disability.
Hate Crime
The FBI's tallying of violent crimes of murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, plus property crimes.
Index Crimes
A theory that interprets the responses of others as most significant in understanding deviant behavior.
Labeling Theory
Some characteristic of a person that overrides all other features of the person's identity.
Master Status
Explanation of deviant behavior that interprets deviance as the result of individual pathology or sickness.
Medicalization of Deviance
Crime committed by organized groups, typically involving the illegal provision of goods and services to others.
Organized Crime
Violent or nonviolent crimes directed against people.
Personal Crimes
Crimes involving theft of or harm to property without bodily harm to the victim(s).
Property Crimes
The use of race alone as the criterion  for deciding whether to stop and detain someone on suspicion of their having committed a crime.
Racial Profiling
The process by which groups and individuals within those groups are brought into conformity with dominant social expectations.
Social Control
Those who regulate and administer the response to deviance, such as the police or mental health workers.
Social Control Agents
Theory that explains deviance as the result of the weakening of social bonds.
Social Control Theory
An attribute that is socially devalued and discredited.
Stigma
A theory that interprets deviance as originating in the tensions that exist in society between cultural goals and the means people have to achieve these goals.
Structural Strain Theory
Violations of law not listed in the FBI's serious crime index, such as gambling or prostitution.
Victimless Crimes
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