Hollywood movies, in the recent years, have increasingly become fond of showing violence and torture that is completely uncensored to appeal to the deviant side of the viewers in order to create something new and different and to increase…
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the trend for unbridled horror and torture in movies, being quickly copied by other directors and producers after witnessing the phenomenal success of the movie (Saw).
The movie focuses on two characters locked in a bathroom or dungeon, fighting for their lives (Saw), with an audio cassette to guide them through the stages of the torture game set by a serial killer who watches them suffer from a camera behind the mirror on the wall (Saw). Not only their lives, but the lives of their families are at stake, and depend upon the decisions taken by the captives (Saw). The tagline is on the lines of ‘how far will you go to save your life?’ (Saw).
This movie is an epitome of violence and deviance depicted in movies. The captives in the bathroom are given one gruesome option after another to try and save their lives (Saw). To begin with, they are chained by their feet, and a saw is available (Saw). They are asked to use it to free themselves, but the saw does not work on the chains (Saw). They soon realize that it is meant for them to saw off their feet (Saw). Similarly, one of them is asked to kill the other in order to save his family’s life, which he does (Saw). In the end, the remaining character is locked and sealed in the bathroom by the serial killer and left to die (Saw). There are other instances in the movie that depict violence and deviance, such as the scene in which a woman’s body is smeared with inflammable material, and she is given a candle to see the code to a safe written on the wall (Saw).
The deviance in the film is treated quite sympathetically, as the characters are shown to suffer, and the villain wins at the end (Saw). The subsequent sequels of the movie show
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This research aims to evaluate and present brief overview of what prostitution actually is and why it is a social deviance. The study discusses how different groups of feminists view prostitution. People view the professional of prostitution as a very unacceptable profession because it degrades the dignity of women and adversely affects the norms and values of a society.
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Unlike in the past where criminals were indentified by their looks and behavior, the current crime scene is complex, where trusted people in society commit offenses with remarkable skill and precision. Though security agents are applying diverse methods to contain the situation, sociologists have recognized the need of addressing the crime from social perspective after establishing a relationship between development of criminal deviant behavior along a person’s life course and the effect of society’s norms on an individual’s character (Crutchfield, 1989, p84).
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This research explains the historical background of the individuals and also shows how he strayed from the accredited ways in the community. It provides clear information regarding the factors in Al Capone’s life which led to his deviation and ultimate crime. Besides this, the anomie theory is well explained as a social classical theory to show the reasons for conducting criminal activities.
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