Readings in Deviant Behavior

Author: Alex Thio,Thomas C. Calhoun,Addrain Conyers

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205695577

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 4570

This collection of diverse readings represents the full range of deviance sociology, dealing with many different theories as well as data collected via different research methodologies. Designed for use as either a main text or a supplement, Readings in Deviant Behavior includes selections with high student-appeal. All of the readings have been carefully edited for clarity and conciseness to ensure that they are enjoyable and useful in helping students learn. The sixth edition features many new articles that reflect current trends.

Deviance Today

Author: Alex Thio,Thomas C. Calhoun,Addrain Conyers

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205182725

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 6732

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- A contemporary collection of readings on deviant behavior This user-friendly reader contains readings that have been carefully written for clarity and conciseness. All of the articles reflect current trends in the sociology of deviance. The authors examine both criminal deviance (such as robbery and white-collar crime) and noncriminal deviance (such as pornography and tattooing). Deviance Today explores contemporary trends in the study of deviance such as the emphasis on the constructionist perspective and the greater use of ethnography. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand major theories in the sociology of deviance Explore current trends in deviant behavior Explore different methodologies used to gather data Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearcgLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205208754 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205208753.

Deviant Behavior

Author: Alex Thio,Jimmy D. Taylor,Martin D. Schwartz

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205205165

Category: Social Science

Page: 473

View: 1441

Deviant Behavior challenges students' own biases and preconceptions. This best-selling text offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of deviance and is noted for its blend of style and substance. Deviant Behavior covers a wide spectrum of theories of deviance, and analyzes numerous specific deviant behaviors. The author uses an abundance of research data, including many that debunk our common assumptions about deviant behavior. Students are exposed to the full range of theories and data about deviance, and are challenged to think about and evaluate their own biases and preconceptions. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Analyze numerous types of deviant behavior. Challenge their own biases and preconceptions on deviant behavior. Make connections between behavioral theories and concrete deviances. Develop new ways of seeing and understanding chapter material through critical thinking questions. Note: MySearchLab with eText does not come automatically packed with this text. To purchase MySearchLab with eText, please visit www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with eText (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205929915 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205929917.

Deviant Behavior

Author: Erich Goode

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317286596

Category: Law

Page: 424

View: 3253

Deviant Behavior provides a comprehensive study of the behavior, beliefs, conditions, and reactions to deviance, giving students a better understanding of this phenomenon. Deviance is discussed from the sociological perspectives of positivism and constructionism. Readers will grasp the reason behind deviant behavior through the positivist perspective and why certain actions, beliefs, and physical characteristics are condemned through the constructionist perspective. New to this edition: Two chapters on crime make clearer distinctions between criminalization of behavior, vs. criminal behavior itself More discussion of the relativity of deviance, including how murder is socially and legally constructed Expands the notion that conspiracy theory is a form of cognitive deviance New discussion furthers the difference between labeling theory and constructionism New Section on environmental pollution with reference to "green criminology" New section added on Deviance and Harm Newsworthy new features include: A Formerly Homeless Man Speaks Out Victimization and Abuse Mass Incarceration Stop and Frisk Missing Black Men? (with implications for families and demography) Arrest-Incarceration Gap Disparities in Sentencing The End of the Crime Decline? The Brother of a Murder Victim Speaks Out A Tattoo Collector Gets Inked Faculty-Student Sex Reflections on Studying BDSM

Deviant Behavior

Crime, Conflict, and Interest Groups

Author: Charles H. McCaghy,Timothy A. Capron,J.D. Jamieson,Sandra Harley H. Carey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131734877X

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 9057

Using the framework of interest group conflict, this text combines a balanced, comprehensive overview of the field of deviance with first-hand expertise in the workings of the criminal justice system. Deviant Behavior, Seventh Edition, surveys a wide range of topics, from explanations regarding crime and criminal behavior, measurement of crime, violent crime and organizational deviance, to sexual behavior, mental health, and substance abuse. This new edition continues its tradition of applying time-tested, sociological theory to developing social concepts and emerging issues.

Degrees of Deviance

Student Accounts of Their Deviant Behavior

Author: Stuart Henry,Roger Eaton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781879215405

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

View: 8263

Deviant Behavior

Author: Edward J. Clarke

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429205184

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

View: 3061

The most comprehensive work of its kind, Deviant Behavior expertly presents the numerous sociological dimensions of deviance. Through its collection of forty-five classical, contemporary, theoretical, and empirical selections, Deviant Behavior explores the impact of deviance on both the individual and society. The text probes the establishment and maintenance of deviant categories; the motivations behind deviant behavior; the formal and informal labeling of individuals and particular segments of society as deviant; the effects of institutionalization; the efforts of those considered deviant to shake the label; and the way deviant categories and structures can be altered. The ten new articles included in this edition examine such current issues as being Middle Eastern American in the context of the war on terror, the increasing incidence of corporate deviance in the era of globalization, and heavy episodic drinking among adolescents.

Social Deviance: Readings in Theory and Research

Author: Stephen Rosoff,Henry Pontell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073404417

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 6377

In its first edition with McGraw-Hill, this comprehensive source of classic and contemporary readings will help students learn who becomes deviant, why people become deviant, and how individual and institutional reactions help define the social reality of deviants (the persons) and deviance (the behavior). The selected readings provide experiences for students by providing a solid foundation in the field and a means by which to examine contemporary issues.

Doing Justice, Doing Gender

Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations

Author: Susan Ehrlich Martin,Nancy C. Jurik

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452236666

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 868

Doing Justice, Doing Gender: Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations is a highly readable, sociologically grounded analysis of women working in traditionally male dominant justice occupations of law, policing, and corrections. This Second Edition represents not only a thorough update of research on women in these fields, but a careful reconsideration of changes in justice organizations and occupations and their impact on women's justice work roles over the past 40 years.

Profit Without Honor

White-collar Crime and the Looting of America

Author: Stephen M. Rosoff,Henry N. Pontell,Robert Tillman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133008500

Category: Social Science

Page: 639

View: 3240

Well-written, witty, and authoritative. Profit Without Honor clearly exposes the battle between personal gain and individual integrity and provides a comprehensive overview of white-collar crime in American society. Presenting a vivid picture of all types of white-collar crime, the book covers high-profile cases, the latest trends in criminal activity, and a thorough discussion of the victims and consequences of these criminal behaviors. This edition addresses the recurrent financial meltdowns in recent years and the role of fraud and corporate crime in these crises. Utilizing both academic and popular sources, the book challenges readers to grasp the importance and long-term effects of white-collar crime in America.

Readings in Deviant Behavior

Classic and Contemporary

Author: Nathaniel Eugene Terrell,Robert Frank Meier

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155064386

Category: Social Science

Page: 507

View: 2019

READINGS IN DEVIANT BEHAVIOR: CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY brings together over 50 articles in 16 chapters. The text is organized traditionally, beginning with a discussion on the nature of deviance followed by material on theories and perspectives to explain deviance and ending with articles that discuss forms of deviant behavior. Each chapter begins with an introduction and concludes with questions for discussion. The mix of contemporary and classic readings explores the theoretical approaches to deviant and contemporary issues. High-tech, white-collar crime and gender issues are included. This text parallels the organization of the best-selling Clinard/Meier text but is general enough to be used with other textbooks or as a stand-alone textbook.

Deviance

Social Constructions and Blurred Boundaries

Author: Leon Anderson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520292375

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 2781

"This sociology of deviance textbook draws on up-to-date scholarship across a spectrum of deviance categories, providing a symbolic interactionist analysis of the deviance process. The book addresses positivistic theories of deviant behavior within a more encompassing description of the deviance process that includes the work of deviance claims-makers, rule-breakers, and social control agents. Cross-cultural and historical treatment of deviance categories provides background for understanding current conceptions of, and responses to, deviance. The book is divided into four parts. Section One introduces students to the sociology of deviance. A sociological approach to deviance is contrasted with popular views of deviants as demonic, mentally ill, and culturally exotic. Sociological methods for studying deviance are described, with particular emphasis on deviance ethnography. Classic positivistic theories of deviant behavior are presented with critique and discussion of revised formulations of the theories. The symbolic interactionist/constructionist approach is presented as a recursive set of processes involving deviance claims-making by moral entrepreneurs, rule-breaking, actions of social control, and stigma management and resistance by those labelled as deviant. Section Two focuses on high consensus criminal deviance, with chapters on murder, rape, street-level property crime, and white collar crime. Chapters in Section Three addresses various forms of lifestyle deviance, including alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and sex work. Section Four examines three categories of status deviance: mental illness, obesity and eating disorders, and LGBTQ identities."--Provided by publisher.

Criminals in the Making

Criminality Across the Life Course

Author: John Paul Wright,Stephen G. Tibbetts,Leah E. Daigle

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483321932

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 4112

Why do individuals exposed to the same environment turn out so differently, with some engaging in crime and others abiding by societal rules and norms? Why are males involved in violent crime more often than females? And why do the precursors of serious pathological behavior typically emerge in childhood? Criminals in the Making: Criminality Across the Life Course, Second Edition, by John Paul Wright, Stephen G. Tibbetts, and Leah E. Daigle, addresses key questions surrounding criminal propensity by discussing studies of the life-course perspective—criminological research that links biological factors associated with criminality with the social and environmental agents thought to cause, facilitate, or otherwise influence a tendency towards criminal activity. The book provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary coverage of the current thinking in the field about criminal behavior over the course of a lifetime. Additionally, it highlights interventions proven effective and illustrates how the life-course perspective has contributed to a greater understanding of the causes of crime.

Corporate and Governmental Deviance

Problems of Organizational Behavior in Contemporary Society

Author: M. David Ermann,Richard J. Lundman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195135299

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

View: 5727

With selections ranging from price-fixing by major corporations to the use of genocide during the Nazi Holocaust, the sixth edition of this respected text teaches how and why organisations, not just individuals, commit acts of deviance.

Perspectives on deviance

Author: Allen E. Liska

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 8905

Sociology

Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life

Author: David M. Newman

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412987296

Category: Social Science

Page: 601

View: 2781

Continuing his tradition of highly engaging, trade-like writing, best-selling author David Newman once again starts in a familiar place—the everyday world—and then introduces sociological concepts and institutions as they influence students’ daily existence. Full of vivid, real-world examples and touching personal vignettes, this text offers a solid introduction to basic sociological concepts and helps students realize their role in constructing, planning, maintaining, and fixing society.

On Drugs

Author: David Lenson,Jeff Land

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816627110

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 5097

It has been more than twenty years since President Nixon declared the War on Drugs. In On Drugs, David Lenson delivers a scathing indictment of this war as an effort based, like all attempts to eradicate "getting high," on an incomplete understanding of human nature. From lotus-eaters to hippies to crackheads, he contends, history has shown the state's inability to legislate the bloodstreams of its citizens. Lenson ventures beyond conventional genres to view the drug debate from the largely forgotten perspective of those who use drugs. In successfully walking the fine line between the antidrug hysteria of the 1980s and an advocacy of drug use, Lenson shatters the ban on debate regarding drugs enforced in the "Just Say No" campaign and reveals the myriad ways "straight society" demonizes the drug user. After considering several specific issues associated with drug use - including sex, violence, and money - Lenson concludes with his vision of the end of the Drug War by questioning the sense in condemning millions of Americans to lives of concealment and deceit.

Evil Minds

Understanding and Responding to Violent Predators

Author: Robert J. Meadows,Julie M. Kuehnel

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130486134

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 591

This unique, engaging book uses a multi-disciplinary approach in an effort to understand the “evil minds” of criminals that engage in predatory violence.Evil Minds uses the study of the “monsters” among us—serial killers, mass murderers, child molesters and rapists—to introduce readers to the theories, concepts and research from the fields of psychology, sociology, criminology & criminal justice that social scientists employ to understand and respond to violent criminals. A three-part organization covers: violent crimes: types and patterns, sources of predatory violence, and investigating and prosecuting evil.For a variety of individuals working tin the criminal justice field who try to understand, analyze, investigate, and prosecute violent criminal offenders.

American Gun Culture

Collectors, Shows, and the Story of the Gun

Author: Jimmy D. Taylor

Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing

ISBN: 9781593326210

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 3105

Taylor¿s neutral account of U.S. gun culture never loses sight of the fact that guns are all around us. With millions of guns and gun owners, it is imperative that policy and future research pertaining to guns consider the relative cultural and symbolic value that gun owners place on their guns. Taylor¿s candid, emotional and occasionally funny research explores the symbolic meaning of guns and the ways in which the meaning assigned to guns influences gun ownership and use. Some of his more interesting findings center around conversations with gun collectors and enthusiasts about a series of interaction rituals; rituals pertaining to being a gun owner, a gun user, and possibly even the gun as an object of near-worship. Gun owners also recognize a unique stigma, and respond through a complex series of stigma management techniques. And much, much more¿

Introduction to Crime Analysis

Basic Resources for Criminal Justice Practice

Author: Deborah Osborne,Susan Wernicke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136614729

Category: Law

Page: 178

View: 4721

Successfully analyze crime at any level of law enforcement! This book is a practical resource guide for the development of crime analysis in local law enforcement. The tragedy of September 11, 2001, has raised awareness on how crucial it is to analyze information and intelligence. Smaller agencies that cannot financially justify hiring a full-time analyst will find strategies and techniques to teach officers the methods of analysis. Introduction to Crime Analysis: Basic Resources for Criminal Justice Practice provides basic tools and step-by-step directions that will improve the skills and knowledge of new crime analysts. From the editors: “Military strategists have used analysis for centuries; it makes sense to know as much as possible about the enemy and about the conditions and causes of a situation if we hope to institute any kind of significant change for the better. Career criminals are the enemies of a community's well being. Now that advances in information technology give us the means and methods to fully examine and find meaningful knowledge in the vast amounts of existing information on crimes and criminals, we have an obligation to use our technological strength to protect innocent people. Systematic crime analysis as a law enforcement and public safety asset has become not only possible, but also truly necessary as a weapon in the war against crime.” Along with defining the various roles of the crime analyst, Introduction to Crime Analysis demonstrates how to: improve the personal skills necessary to make you a good crime analyst successfully work through the five stages—collection, collation, analysis, dissemination, and feedback and evaluation—of analysis select the appropriate crime mapping software for your agency evaluate the usefulness of your crime analysis products benefit from email discussion groups and professional associations create a crime analysis unit-including policies and procedures as well as marketing and funding This clearly written resource includes case studies, figures, and appendixes that will simplify the learning process. Links to Internet pages also offer resources and information beneficial to both new and experienced crime analysts. Introduction to Crime Analysis will benefit crime analysts, police officers, intelligence analysts, community groups focused on crime prevention, criminal justice students, and police departments and sheriff’s agencies.