Deviant Behavior: Crime, Conflict, and Interest Groups

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 11/9/2007
  • Publisher: Routledge

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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
Positivist Criminology
Physical Characteristics of Deviants
Early Approaches
Theories of Criminal Deviance
Heredity and Mental Deficiencies
Early Approaches
Physical Characteristics
Revisited Personality
Defects and Attributes
Trailblazing or Backtracking?
The Rise of Social Determinism
Economic Influences
Anomie Subcultures of Deviance
Control Theory
Why Is Certain Behavior Deviant?
The Labeling Perspective
Conflict Perspectives
Postmodern Criminology
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
Forcible Rape
Violent Sex and Conflict
Crime in the Streets Against Property
Robbery Burglary
Motor Vehicle Theft
Arson Larceny in the American Heart
Assaults against Children and Spouses
Physical Abuse of Children
Spouse Abuse
Sexual Abuse of Children
Deviance and Organizations
Employee Theft
Police Corruption
Corporate Deviance
Organized Crime
Deviant Behavior in Contemporary Society
Deviant Drug Use
Drug Use as Deviance
Classification of Drugs
Alcohol Heroin Marijuana
Cocaine Prescription
Drug Abuse
Performance-Enhancing Drugs
Mental Disorders
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
Warning Signs
Precipitating Events
Helping Someone Who Is Suicidal Attempting
Suicide Physician-Assisted
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
Sexual Harrassment
Name Index
Subject Index
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