Merton’s five-part typology of deviance

How does Merton’s five-part typology of deviance fit within an ideal society? How can the theory explain stigmas?

How do the different types of groups (primary groups, secondary groups, reference groups, formal groups, in-groups, and out-groups) impact people?
How do people engage and contribute when they are part of an in-group?
What are the benefits and drawbacks of belonging? How do people conform to groups?
How do groups control individuals?
What occurs when people are not part of a group? How might they react?
Why do people consider deviance a mental illness?

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