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, “No, I discovered the drug, and I’m going to make money from it.” So Heinz got desperate and broke into the man’s store to steal the drug for his wife.”

Address each of the following components in your Initial Post:

•Was Heinz right to steal the drug? Do you consider this crime or deviance?

•What factors may have motivated Heinz to steal the drug in this situation?

•Are morality and deviance situational or are there universal truths and principles?

•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?