Sociology of Deviant Behavior

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This text has been the market leader for more than 40 years. It continues its popularity due to its thorough updating of data, facts, and figures while retaining the basic focus on solid research findings through a sociological point of view. Designed to appeal to today's students, the 12th edition examines topics with relevance for today - cultural and social reactions to deviance; the growing interest in white-collar and corporate crime; and the importance of the Internet and computer communications in changing views on deviance in modern life.

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An earlier edition is cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed. First published in 1963, this enduring textbook explains the major theories and sociological orientations of deviant behavior. The central theme is that, like all forms of human behavior, deviant behavior may be understood within a g

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PART I: INTRODUCTION TO DEVIANCE. 1. The Nature and Meaning of Deviance. 2. Deviant Events and Social Control. PART II EXPLAINING DEVIANCE. 3. Becoming Deviant. 4. Theories in Deviance. PART III: DEVIANCE AND CRIME. 5. Crimes of Interpersonal Violence. 6. Nonviolent Crime. 7. White-Collar and Corporate Crime. PART IV: TYPES OF DEVIANCE. 8. Drug Use and Addiction. 9. Drunkenness and Alcoholism. 10. Suicide. 11. Heterosexual Deviance. PART V: STUDIES IN STIGMA. 12. Gays, Lesbians, and Homophobia. 13. Physical Disabilities. 14. Mental Disorders. PART VI: LOOKING AHEAD. 15. Recent Forms of Deviance.

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