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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.
Table of Contents
|The Concept of Deviant Behavior|
|Perspectives on Deviants: The Early Development of Criminal Deviance Theory|
|Who Is Deviant?|
|The Rational Deviant|
|The Classical School|
|The Deviant as Determined|
|Physical Characteristics of Deviants|
|Theories of Criminal Deviance|
|Heredity and Mental Deficiencies|
|Defects and Attributes|
|Trailblazing or Backtracking?|
|The Rise of Social Determinism|
|Anomie Subcultures of Deviance|
|Why Is Certain Behavior Deviant?|
|The Labeling Perspective|
|Once Again: What Is Deviant?|
|Interest Group Conflict and Deviance|
|Crime as Deviant Behavior|
|Crime in the Streets Against the Person Measuring Crime|
|Murder and Aggravated Assault|
|Violent Sex and Conflict|
|Crime in the Streets Against Property|
|Motor Vehicle Theft|
|Arson Larceny in the American Heart|
|Assaults against Children and Spouses|
|Physical Abuse of Children|
|Sexual Abuse of Children|
|Deviance and Organizations|
|Deviant Behavior in Contemporary Society|
|Deviant Drug Use|
|Drug Use as Deviance|
|Classification of Drugs|
|Alcohol Heroin Marijuana|
|What Is Mental Disorder?|
|Correlates of Mental Disorder Disease or Label?|
|Conflict and the Therapeutic State|
|Common Mental Disorders|
|Suicide History of Suicide Current|
|Attitudes Toward Suicide|
|Sociological Theories of Suicide|
|Incidence of Suicide|
|Risk Factors and Correlates of Suicide|
|Failure to Seek Help|
|Helping Someone Who Is Suicidal Attempting|
|Suicide Prevention and Protection|
|Cyberdeviance with Jeffrey Arbaugh|
|The Computer Underground Crime and the Internet|
|Sexual Deviance and Cyberspace|
|Sexual Deviance and Sexual Harassment|
|An Interview with Tony|
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