Deviance and Social Control: A Reader

4 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780072459005: Deviance and Social Control: A Reader

Conveniently divided into five comprehensive parts, Deviance and Social Control provides readers with a selection of articles that examine core issues in the field of deviant behavior and social control. Major areas covered in the book include how individuals “become deviant,” changes in their identities as they become increasingly involved in deviance; how deviants explain or justify their behavior; the role of the mass media in framing popular impressions of deviants; social and political conflicts over deviance and over appropriate methods of suppressing or managing deviant populations; why norms and sanctions change over time, in either a more rigid or more tolerant direction; the role of others (family, friends, strangers, police, psychiatrists, etc.) in identifying individuals who are engaged in unacceptable behavior, attaching labels to them, and discriminating against them in some fashion; and ways in which deviant actors attempt to “fight back” to reject stigmatization, enhance their self-esteem, and struggle for their rights. Types of deviance examined in the book include drug use and drug dealing, corporate crime, pornography, governmental deviance, rape and other violence against women, prostitution, homosexuality, cyberdeviance, AIDS, cheating among college students, transgenders, and many others.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Ronald Weitzer received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1985. He is currently a professor of sociology at George Washington University in Washington, DC. His research includes extensive work on police relations with minority groups in the United States, South Africa, and Northern Ireland. He is also an expert on the sex industry, and has written several articles on prostitution in the United States. He has published four books: Current Controversies in Criminology (Prentice-Hall, forthcoming 2002), Sex for Sale: Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry (Routledge 2000), Policing under Fire: Ethnic Conflict and Police-Community Relations in Northern Ireland (State University of New York Press, 1995), and Transforming Settler States: Communal Conflict and Internal Security in Northern Ireland and Zimbabwe (University of California Press, 1990).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ronald Weitzer
Published by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (2001)
ISBN 10: 007245900X ISBN 13: 9780072459005
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX007245900X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ronald Weitzer
Published by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (2001)
ISBN 10: 007245900X ISBN 13: 9780072459005
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M007245900X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
27.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ronald Weitzer
Published by Mcgraw-Hill Higher Education (2001)
ISBN 10: 007245900X ISBN 13: 9780072459005
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
LIMEROCK BOOKS INC.
(SARASOTA, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mcgraw-Hill Higher Education, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This Book is in Good Condition; Customer Satisfaction Comes First.Delivery Time 4-12 days. 100% Money back Guaranteed!!!. book. Bookseller Inventory # 007245900X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
29.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Weitzer, Ronald
Published by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social (2001)
ISBN 10: 007245900X ISBN 13: 9780072459005
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11007245900X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
35.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds