Quiz 6 :
Deviance and Crime
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In the U.S., most people who are arrested are not prosecuted or jailed; furthermore those who are jailed often do not serve their full time. However, the U.S. is the world's number one jailer as well as the only industrialized nation with the death penalty. This simultaneous contradiction illustrates
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Meghan wants a new car, but can't afford the payments. Instead of buying a used car, she steals and re-sells some jewelry and other expensive items to get cash for a down payment, lies to the car dealer about having a high-paying job, then skips out on the monthly payments. In Merton's schema, Meghan's behavior exemplifies