This competency will allow you to demonstrate your understanding of deviance in the digital world and the changes to deviance that we see due to technological advances.
You are working for a local department store in the Operations Department. Since you began working with this organization, you have noticed that your team members are more comfortable with technology. However, the available technology in the store has not been updated. It is also apparent to you that as technology has improved in our society, so has the types of deviant behaviors that occur, and you’re aware that deviant behaviors in both the physical world and in digital environments can impact business practices.
With the observations that you have made, you approach your boss who has also noticed an increase in deviant behaviors within society and has an overall concern about how the store can be impacted.
Because of his increasing concern about the impact of deviant behaviors on the store, and his knowledge of your familiarity with the subject, you are asked by your supervisor to create a video collage that will demonstrate your interpretation of deviance in the digital world and the impact it can have on the store you are working in. Your supervisor informs you that this video collage will be presented to your supervisor and colleagues in order to help you and the business determine the types of deviance that need to be addressed, and how to effectively manage it through daily operations. Your supervisor encourages you to use a variety of visual representations in order to captivate your audience and get your message across.
For this video collage, you are to reflect and address the following questions and information.
- What is defined as deviant in the physical world?
- What is defined as deviant in the digital or online world?
- Compare and contrast deviance between the two environments.
- Consider various forms of deviance in both the physical and virtual worlds, and explain how they impact society.
- How would Conflict Theory define deviance?
- How would Symbolic Interaction Theory define deviance?
- How do the theories discussed impact the meaning or interpretation of deviance in a digital or online environment?
- How do you envision that deviance in the virtual world, or deviance due to technological advances, can impact your store?
- What are some ways to manage various forms of deviance in the day-to-day operations of your store?
|No Pass||No Pass||Competence||Proficiency||Mastery|
|Not Submitted||No definition of deviance provided for either physical or digital environments, no understanding of the concept demonstrated.||Defines deviance, but lacks explanation of basic features for each type of environment.||Defines deviance in the physical and digital environments and begins to compare or contrast them, but explanation is underdeveloped.||Defines deviance in both the physical and digital worlds, fully explains and compares deviance in physical and digital environments.|
|Not Submitted||No discussion of how deviance impacts and creates change in society.||Discussed deviance, but no explanation of how it impacts and creates change in society.||Discussed deviance and change in society, but fails to elaborate or make direct connections between the two concepts.||Discussed deviance fully and provides examples and makes direct connections between deviance and changes in society.|
|Not Submitted||No noticeable attempt to define any of the theories.||Correctly defines a theory; attempts to define another. No formulation of thoughts on theoretical impact on the meaning of deviance.||Correctly defines both key theories and begins to formulate thoughts on their impact on the meaning of deviance.||Correctly defines both key ethical theories and how they impact the meaning of deviance in the physical and digital worlds.|
|Not Submitted||No noticeable attempt to explain how deviance could impact work environment.||Attempts to explain impacts of deviance on workplace with some supporting evidence.||Attempts to explain how deviance could impact the workplace with adequate supporting evidence.||Thoroughly explains how deviance could impact the workplace with strong supporting evidence.|