Religion, Deviance and Social Control / Edition 1

Religion, Deviance and Social Control / Edition 1

by Rodney Stark, William Sims Bainbridge
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415915295

ISBN-13: 9780415915298

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Does religion have the power to regulate human behavior? If so, under what conditions can it prevent crime, delinquency, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, or joining cults? Despite the fact that ordinary citizens assume religion deters deviant behavior, there has been little systematic scientific research on these crucial questions. This book is the first comprehensive

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Does religion have the power to regulate human behavior? If so, under what conditions can it prevent crime, delinquency, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, or joining cults? Despite the fact that ordinary citizens assume religion deters deviant behavior, there has been little systematic scientific research on these crucial questions. This book is the first comprehensive analysis, drawing on a wide range of historical and contemporary data, and written in a style that will appeal to readers from many intellectual backgrounds.

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ISBN-13:
9780415915298
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

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