The author seeks to understand deviance from the major sociological perspectives and theories of deviance by providing a comprehensive, balanced examination of the conceptual foundation of the sociology of deviance. An honest and direct approach is constant throughout the text and imparts a practical knowledge towards real world matters that enables the reader to think clearly about them. The book gives the reader interesting material about real life experiences of deviance from which they can learn and understand the different types of deviant individuals that exist in our society. Helps the reader understand the full range of deviance and emphasizes deviance is not always a motivated behavior whose occurrence needs to be explained. For anyone interested in understanding deviant behavior.
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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.Product Description:
This text provides a comprehensive and balanced exploration of the many differet forms of deviant behaviour and the major sociological perspectives and theories of deviance. It includes many examples, boxed inserts and first-hand accounts of deviant behaviour. New to this edition is a chapter on social control, crime and social problems, a consideration of feminist theories of deviance and a discussion on the new sociology of social control.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 3rd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0132040417
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-200-71-3793103