deviance and social control
this discussion, read the following passage:
In Europe, a woman was near death from a special kind of cancer. There was one drug that doctors thought might save her. It was a form of radium that a druggist in the same town had recently discovered. The drug was expensive to make, but the druggist was charging 10 times what the drug cost him to make. He paid $200 for the radium and charged $2,000 for a small dose of the drug. The sick woman’s husband, Heinz, went to everyone he knew to borrow the money, but he could gather together only about $1,000, half of what it cost. He told the druggist that his wife was dying and asked him to sell it cheaper or let him pay later. But the druggist said, â€œNo, I discovered the drug, and I’m going to make money from it.â€ So Heinz got desperate and broke into the man’s store to steal the drug for his wife.â€
Address each of the following components in your Initial Post:
â€¢Was Heinz right to steal the drug? Do you consider this crime or deviance?
â€¢What factors may have motivated Heinz to steal the drug in this situation?
â€¢Are morality and deviance situational or are there universal truths and principles?
â€¢Give an example of a law or social norm that you would be willing to violate (a form of deviance) if you were anonymous. What factors would motivate your behavior?