Erich Goode Deviant Behavior (8th Edition)

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Deviant Behavior (8th Edition)

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This interesting, comprehensive book examines deviant behavior from the point of view that humans are rule-making and rule-enforcing creatures. Deviant Behavior, 8th ed. recognizes that humans are also rebellious and irrepressible: hence, deviant. These processes of rule-making, relu-violation, and rule-enforcement are the core of human life; and the sociology of deviance is a field of study that is flourishing. Understanding unconventional or undesirable behavior, beliefs, and traits is necessary to understanding the human condition, and society as we know it today. Comprehensive yet readable, this book covers: methods in social research; criminal violence; legal and illegal drugs; sexual deviance; unconventional beliefs; mental disorder; physical characteristics; and deviant organizational behavior. An excellent reference work for those involved in law enforcement and the legal system, as well as therapists, social workers, teachers, researchers, and medical professionals.

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Goode provides a comprehensive, balanced exploration of the many different forms of deviant behavior as well as the major sociological perspectives and theories of deviance.

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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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