CJ 506-Commitment, Deviance, and Social Control,
Subject: Law / General Law
An Integrated Approach
19. Commitment, Deviance, and Social Control, Jeffrey T. Ulmer
20. Juvenile Delinquency Under Conditions of Rapid Social Change, Klaus Boehnke, Dagmar Bergs-Winkels
Private Domains, Information Control, and Accommodation
21. Information Control and Personal Identity: The Discredited and the Discreditable, Erving Goffman
22. Conceptualizing Stigma, Bruce G. Link, Jo C. Phelan
Points Possible: 20
Deliverable Length: 2-3 pages
Due: Friday, March 4, 11:55 pm
Answer two questions:
Summarize Ullmer’s three-category typology of commitment. How do these types of commitment relate to corporal and phantom communities?
Erving Goffman developed the concept of stigma to describe the process of deviance-labeling, applying it to behavior as well as statuses and groups of people. Discuss the concept of stigma as it relates to the mental patient, especially the importance of the distinction between “the discredited and discreditable.” How does this distinction relate to his the patient’s personal identity and everyday interactions with others? Also, briefly list “challenges” to the stigma concept according to Link and Phelan.