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Sociology of Deviant Behavior 14th Edition

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PART I: INTRODUCTION TO DEVIANCE. 1. The Nature and Meaning of Deviance. 2. Deviant Events and Social Control. PART II EXPLAINING DEVIANCE. 3. Becoming Deviant. 4. Theories in Deviance. PART III: DEVIANCE AND CRIME. 5. Crimes of Interpersonal Violence. 6. Nonviolent Crime. 7. White-Collar and Corporate Crime. PART IV: TYPES OF DEVIANCE. 8. Drug Use and Addiction. 9. Drunkenness and Alcoholism. 10. Suicide. 11. Heterosexual Deviance. PART V: STUDIES IN STIGMA. 12. Gays, Lesbians, and Homophobia. 13. Physical Disabilities. 14. Mental Disorders. PART VI: LOOKING AHEAD. 15. Recent Forms of Deviance.

About the Author

Marshall Clinard (1911-2010) was Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He wrote numerous books and articles on deviance and sociology, and was a major contributor to our understanding of white-collar and corporate criminality.

Robert F. Meier has been Professor the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) since 1998. He obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and has held faculty positions at the University of California, Washington State University, and Iowa State University before coming to UNO. Dr. Meier is the author or editor of 23 books, original and revised editions, and over 75 articles in professional journals, book chapters, and technical reports. He has been a member of the American Sociological Association, Midwest Sociological Society, American Society of Criminology, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is a consultant for the National Science Foundation, National Research Council, and the National Institute of Justice. He has served as associate editor for the American Sociological Review, Criminology, Sociological Inquiry, and Deviant Behavior, and as Vice President of the American Society of Criminology.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 14 edition (March 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 049581167X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495811671
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Outstanding and very thorough look at deviant behavior from the sociological perspective. Difficult to cover entire book in one semester, as it is very long. All text; no pictures, so book is not necessarily appealing to the eye.

Theoretical perspectives covered in detail. This book may work better as a graduate text. I would love to see a better study guide to accompany the book.
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I got this for school but found this to be very interesting to read. I found this to be very informative and gave me a lot more info on deviant human behavior. I am able to see it in people and deal with it in my personal life as well.
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This book is terrible. Information provided in one chapter will most likely be contradicted in the chapters to follow. The information provided is archaic, and presented in a fashion which reads more like one's opinion, than a text free of one's personal values. Research and studies referenced are outdated. I found that much of the information was stated as fact, as opposed to sociological theory. I considered dropping my class after the first week because the book is so terrible, but stuck with it, assuming it would get better. It did not. This is not the first sociology textbook I have read, but it is the worst.
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This is my textbook for my Deviance class in college. I personally have learn a lot from this book and would recommend it hands down to anyone who is interested in the subject. This is truly a book that makes you think !!
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I needed this book for a class. It arrived as stated and quickly. There is not much to rate other than it's a text book and we use it for every class.
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By Quicha B on February 26, 2013
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I am a senior, currently taking Sociology of Deviance, this book is very useful. I would recommend this book for content and price.
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By Pen on September 3, 2013
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Arrrived superr fast within 2 days i had the book! Book is exactly what i paid for! No complain!! Happy camper !
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The book was in fantastic shape but ended up not needing it at all for my class. Can't beat the price though!
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