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Deviant Behavior, 9/E
Alex Thio, Ohio University
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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 presents an abundance of research data, including many items that debunk our common assumptions about deviant behavior. Students are exposed to the full range of theories and data on deviance, and are challenged to think about and evaluate their own biases and preconceptions.
As with every edition, this text has been thoroughly updated. Some of these updates include:
Examples include seeking easy money online, searching cyberspace for sex, expressing hate online, and disrupting computer networks.
Myth: When women kill their husbands, it is mostly because their victims have cheated on them.
Reality: Women rarely kill in response to their husbands’ infidelity. They usually send their husbands to the hereafter as a desperate attempt to get out of an abusive relationship.
Alex Thio is Professor of Sociology at Ohio University. Born of Chinese parentage in Penang, Malaysia, he grew up in a multicultural environment. He acquired fluency in Mandarin (modern standard Chinese), Malay, and Indonesian. He also picked up a smattering of English and Dutch. He took French and German in high school and college.
Professor Thio attended primary school in Malaysia and high school in Indonesia. He then came to the United States and worked his way through Central Methodist College in Missouri, where he majored in social sciences. Later, he studied sociology as a graduate student at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and he completed his doctorate while working as a research and teaching assistant.
Professor Thio regularly teaches courses in deviance, introductory sociology, social problems, and criminology. In addition to teaching, he enjoys writing. He is the author of the Sociology: A Brief Introduction, Society: Myths and Realities (Penguin Academic), and Deviant Behavior.
Students that are enrolled in a Deviant Behavior class for Sociology, this is the book you need. If your professor actually uses and teaches directly from the book you better... Read morePublished on March 8, 2007 by NMS28
This book is a disgrace to academia. The author has yet to master the art of forming a coherent thought or sentence. Read morePublished on November 28, 2006 by A. Harris
This book is chalk full of biases and fallacies - especially regarding gun ownership.
The way the book is written in general is enough to give you nightmares. Read more
I don't actually believe in sociology and I think Mr. Thio's reasoning is mushy at many points. If you're thinking of paying full-price at your campus bookstore for the current... Read morePublished on October 1, 2005 by Patricia R. Schuetz