Addresses complex theories and research on a wide range of deviant behaviours. In this edition is included a discussion of terrorism, cyberporn, family violence and a global view of homophobia. Examined are traditional and modern theories of deviance which provide background to the analysis.
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Alex Thio's best-selling book covers a wide spectrum of theories of deviance and analyzes specific deviant behaviors. The author utilizes an abundance of research data, including much that debunks our common assumptions about deviant behavior. Thus, readers are not only exposed to the full range of theories and data about deviance, but are challenged to think about and evaluate their own biases and preconceptions.
The seventh edition features significant new coverage of current topics, including: recent developments in anomie-strain theory (Chapter 2), stalking, hate-motivated violence, genocide, the September 11, 2001 attacks, and the war on terrorism (Chapter 4), male rape inside and outside the prison, and pedophile priests (Chapter 5), the illegal drug Ecstasy, and the abuse of prescription drugs, particularly OxyContin (Chapter 11).About the Author:
Alex Thio is Professor of Sociology at Ohio University. Born of Chinese parentage in Penang, Malaysia, he grew up in a multicultural environment. He acquired fluency in Mandarin (modern standard Chinese), Malay, and Indonesian. He also picked up a smattering of English and Dutch. He took French and German in high school and college.
Professor Thio attended primary school in Malaysia and high school in Indonesia. He then came to the United States and worked his way through Central Methodist College in Missouri, where he majored in social sciences. Later, he studied sociology as a graduate student at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and he completed his doctorate while working as a research and teaching assistant.
Professor Thio regularly teaches courses in deviance, introductory sociology, social problems, and criminology. In addition to teaching, he enjoys writing. He is the author of the Sociology: A Brief Introduction, Society: Myths and Realities (Penguin Academic), and Deviant Behavior.
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Book Description Longman Higher Education, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 3rd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060466839
Book Description Longman Higher Education, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60466839
Book Description Longman Higher Education, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060466839