JUS 506 Cultural Deviance and Crime Essay
According to cultural deviance theorists like Cohen, deviant subcultures have their own value system that often opposes those of society at large. These contradictory “values” have been embraced by generations within that culture—and as a way to act out against the majority value system from which they feel excluded. Write an essay of 750-1,000 words that addresses the following:
- How has rap culture perpetuated subcultural values, and promoted violence and crime among young men?
- Given its sharp deviation from conventional values and norms, how and why would theorists explain the persistence and popularity of this subculture?
Be sure to cite three to five relevant scholarly sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library (login would be provided), government websites or those provided in Topic Materials.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.