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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 Behaviorincludes 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.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Defining Deviancep. 9
Images of Deviancep. 11
Defining Deviancy Downp. 15
Positivist Theoriesp. 19
Strain Theoryp. 21
Differential Association Theoryp. 27
Control Theoryp. 30
Shaming Theoryp. 33
Constructionist Theoriesp. 37
Labeling Theoryp. 39
Phenomenological Theoryp. 42
Conflict Theoryp. 45
Feminist Theoryp. 50
Physical Violencep. 57
What Drives the Libyan Suicide Bombers in Iraq?p. 59
Serial Murder: Popular Myths and Empirical Realitiesp. 67
What Triggers School Shootings?p. 76
"I Hope Someone Murders Your Mother!": Extreme Support for the Death Penaltyp. 83
Intimate Violencep. 89
Tenured and Batteredp. 91
Intimate Stalking: Characteristics and Consequencesp. 94
Child-to-Mother Violencep. 98
How Child Molesters Explain Their Deviancep. 108
Self-Destructive Deviancep. 115
The Desire for Deathp. 117
Self-Injurers: A "Lonely Crowd"p. 129
Being Sane in Insane Placesp. 133
The Emergence of Hyperactive Adults as Abnormalp. 138
Victims Of Stigmap. 145
Managing the Stigma of Personal Bankruptcyp. 147
The Stigma of Obesityp. 161
What Is It Like to Be a Rural Lesbian?p. 168
"You're Not a Retard, You're Just Wise"p. 173
Heterosexual Deviancep. 181
The Globalization of Sex Tourismp. 183
Flawed Theory and Method in Studies of Prostitutionp. 193
Exotic Dancers: "Where Am I Going to Stop?"p. 203
"Everyone Knows Who the Sluts Are": How Young Women Get around the Stigmap. 207
Substance Use And Abusep. 211
Binge Drinking on College Campusesp. 213
"Hey, Don't Blame Me . . . Blame the Booze"p. 217
OxyContin: A Prescription for Disasterp. 223
Damn, It Feels Good to be a Gangsta: Selling Drugs on Campusp. 229
Internet Deviancep. 237
Show Me the Money: Online Mistresses and Slavesp. 239
Online Dating: "I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional"p. 247
Online Boys: Male-for-Male Internet Escortsp. 255
Cyberbullying: Offenders and Victimsp. 266
Privileged Deviancep. 271
Criminal Telemarketing: A Profession on the Linep. 273
The Neutralization of Professional Deviance among Veterinariansp. 281
Societal Causes of Political Corruptionp. 286
Enron: Organizational Rituals as Deviancep. 291
Underprivileged Deviancep. 295
Shoplifters: "The Devil Made Me Do It"p. 297
Burglary: The Offender's Perspectivep. 302
The Immediate Experiences of Carjackingp. 308
The Good Thing about Workplace Deviancep. 312
Controlling Deviancep. 319
What It's Like to be Known as a Sex Offenderp. 321
Responses to Workplace Bullyingp. 329
Eating for Two: How Pregnant Women Neutralize Nutritional Deviancep. 335
A New Way of Fighting the War on Drugsp. 342
Name Indexp. 349
Subject Indexp. 359
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