Formal social deviance are those whose impacts may require involvement of law (Goode and Nachman, 2009). These may include criminal activities comprising of theft, robbery with violence, rape and child abuse. In addition, other forms of formal deviant behaviors include the infidelity and adultery with regards to different views of different societies (Rainwater, 2011). On the contrary, informal deviant behaviors may include such things as picking a nose when people are on dining tables.
It is significant to note that several types of deviant behaviors exist. Some of the types of deviant behaviors include folkways, mores as well as laws. These contribute significantly in defining the codes of conduct as well as behavior within a given societal setup or environment (Fey, 2003). The case involving playing of poker in the library is a deviant behavior. It is within the society’s perception that certain activities are only entitled to certain places. Therefore, engaging in such activities in places not meant for them is highly regarded as a deviant behavior within the society. A library is socially recognized as a place for conducting research as well as studying (Rainwater, 2011). Therefore, the society may expect no form of play to take place in such places involving libraries. However, the case above defies the societal norms. Such illicit behaviors may draw a lot of attention as well as suspicion form the people within the surrounding environment. This is evident in the manner in which the fellow students reacted upon discovery following my decision to play poker in the library instead of studying.
Majority of the students condemned that behavior and considered it disrespectful, awkward and socially unethical based on the place where it was conducted. This made me realize that such a behavior involving playing of soccer in the library is considered deviant behavior in the society. My behavior in the library defied the folkways norms. Folkways are