October 5, 2013
Deviance observation paper
Drug use Introduction
I am approaching this paper with a full knowledge of the limitations an individual confronts when attempting to observe a particular social interactive setting in an objectionable perspective. The setting I chose to observe was in notorious drug related area in main street, Worcester. I was in my vehicle across from a place where drug occur at 3:00 pm on Saturday. Today there appears to be more action taking place than what I usually observe from my car while I’m passing through this neighborhood. One can see how a behavior is considered deviant, but the question is, “why is a certain type of behavior considered deviant?’ This paper will take a particular deviant behavior, which is drug use and examine why this behavior is labeled as deviant. By using theoretical approaches, this paper will provide the reader an explanation of how the society using drugs. Throughout history, all human societies have used drugs, but it hasn’t been until recently considered deviant behavior. Drug use was seen only as a personal problem, but today’s societies, in general, condemns drug use. There are many reasons for this perception of drug use in our society today. Methodology
I conducted this observation from my vehicle that was parked within close range on the opposite side of the main street, right next to the stop sign of Ionic Avenue. And with an unobstructed view of the observation site. It was difficult to hear distance conversation so most of my data relied on visual details that were documented in my notes and I had to turn off the radio so that nobody will pay attention to me pretending that I was ignoring everyone around my car, until I moved to the other side of the main street hoping to hear their conversation. Then I parked my car in front of the “Camper food market” trying to get closer. I remained in my old car safely...
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