For Junior and Senior courses in Deviance, Social Deviance, and Deviant Behavior found in departments of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice.
This widely-adopted text seeks to understand deviance from the major sociological perspectives and theories of deviance by providing a comprehensive, balanced examination. Real-world examples of deviance are provided throughout to encourage critical thinking about deviant behavior and its impact.
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Erich Goode is Sociology Professor Emeritus at Stony Brook University and Visiting Scholar at New York University; he also taught at the University of Maryland, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of North Carolina. Professor Goode received his PhD in Sociology from Columbia. He is the author of ten books, including Deviance in Everyday Life (2002, Waveland Press), Moral Panics (with Nachman Ben-Yehuda, 2nd edition, 2009, Wiley-Blackwell), and Drugs in American Society (7th edition, 2008, McGraw-Hill), as well as the editor of seven anthologies of collected or original writings. During his career, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lady Davis Teaching Fellowship, the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the SUNY-wide Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Goode has published articles in a wide range of venues, including academic journals (Social Problems, Deviant Behavior, The American Journal of Sociology), newspapers (The Washington Post, Newsday), literary journals (Raritan, The Palo Alto Review), and magazines (The Skeptical Inquirer, The Evergreen Review). Professor Goode is married and lives in New York City.
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Deviant Behavior, Seventh Edition, will help you to understand deviance by using the major sociological perspectives and theories and by providing a comprehensive, balanced examination of the conceptual foundation of the sociology of deviance. The author imparts a practical knowledge about real-world matters throughout that will enable you to think clearly about these issues.
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