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Criminology Case

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I. REVIEW OF SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY deviant behavior

First Aetiological theories

A. The orientation of the structural

B. The Cultural Orientation

C. The direction of social control

Second The prospect of social reaction

CHAPTER II. STUDY marijuana smokers Howard S. Becker

First Staying user of marijuana - production of deviant motives

Second Marijuana smoking and social control

CHAPTER III. CHARACTERISTICS AND SOCIAL BACKGROUND marijuana ITS USE

First Marijuana and its effects

Second Legal and social conditions of the use of marijuana in the USA of the fifties

Third The legal situation and social conditions in Poland of the nineties - background research

CHAPTER IV. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

First Howard S. Becker's study as a reference point

Second The purpose and aim of research

Third Interactionist study: sociology or ethnography?

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CHAPTER V. ANALYSIS Interview

First Manufacturing theme dewiacyjnego

Second Users of marijuana to social control in Poland 90s

A. Overcoming barriers to accessibility and the avoidance of legal sanctions

B. Maintain confidentiality and avoidance of informal sanctions

C. Neutralization of stereotypical beliefs

a. addiction: marijuana smoker is a drug addict

b. Smoking marijuana is an introduction to hard drugs

c. smoking marijuana is an escape from reality

CHAPTER VI. POLISH marijuana USERS AGAINST transition

TERMINATION

LIST OF SOURCES cited

FOOTNOTES

Nice Reader! First of all, thank you, that you wanted to read this work - the interest with which I met on the part of many people during the three years of its preparation, has helped me immensely in its completion. The thought that she will not rest on the shelf - a fate which probably most of the Masters - but will go among the people, gave me forces to finally finish it.

Issue, which you hold in your hand, is reduced, but not amended version of the thesis, which was defended - after years of fighting rub with a pile of literature and more than five hundred pages of interviews with smokers of marijuana, which I conducted for this particular job. I decided to publish it in this form in a modest effort to be able to get it all the people who gave me interviews, and other interested individuals.

Before we move on to the appropriate part of the work, I want to raise another issue that could cause unnecessary confusion. As for treatment of smoking marijuana as a social deviance, which may cause either surprise and indignation of some readers. So I would like to point out that in sociological theory, in which we move, deviance is simply any behavior that violates accepted social norms or moral law. This concept of deviation is not related to any assessment of these behaviors, and the term itself has no emotional coloring - it's just a simple statement of fact that the behavior deviates from the commonly accepted standards.

I will be grateful for any comments and observations on this study, especially those critical - the address is at the end. Have a nice reading!

INTRODUCTION

Work presented here is an attempt to look at the community of Polish smokers of marijuana from the perspective of social reaction theory. I found this project interesting, because in the Polish scientific literature on this topic is dominated by "traditional" approach, in which drug use is inherently treated as social deviance and, in such categories described. Inspiration for the performed work for the purposes of this research was to study one of the leading representatives of the social reaction theory, Howard S. Becker, on marijuana users, resulting in the U.S. in the 50s. Treating them as a reference point, I decided to analyze how the Polish users of marijuana to cope with the social control over their behavior, defined - at least by law - as deviant, and make an attempt characteristics of a normal social functioning - prohibit the use of drugs, including marijuana - just from the perspective of "deviants", based on their perceived social reactions to it breaking. This treatment, though perhaps a bit risky, it is interesting also for this reason that the study took place against the background of changes taking place in our country of intense social change associated with transformation of the political system-an attempt to approach the phenomenon also in terms of time may prove to be an interesting observation, as makrospoleczne processes are reflected within a relatively small group, in a sense removed from the beyond the pale of social "normality". It will therefore also contributes to the general characteristics of the test environment.

Uniqueness approach presented here also lies in the fact that the literature on drug use do not often encounter, you can look at this phenomenon through the eyes of those concerned. If you do not fiction or memoirs count that are not yet the nature of scientific studies, mostly dealing with insights from the perspective of various autoramentu

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