Sociology of Deviant Behavior / Edition 13

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Looking for a textbook with simplified terminology and endless study helps? SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR hits the hot topics from terrorism to white-collar crime and shows you how sociological theory explains them. Now in its 13th edition, this textbook continues to be the best of its kind on the market. After you use its study guides and get the grade you need, you'll see why.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495093350
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/14/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Marshall B. Clinard is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has written numerous books and articles on deviance and sociology. He retired in 1978 and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Robert F. Meier is Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has held previous positions at Iowa State University, Washington State University, and the University of California at Irvine. He is the author or editor of 20 books, including original and revised editions, and over 50 articles in professional journals. His scholarly interests include general processes of deviance and social control with a special interest in crime and crime-control policy. He has conducted research on a number of criminological topics, including theories of crime and victimization, forms of crime including white-collar crime, victimless crime, and rape, as well as the topics of deterrence, and legal processes. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Nature and Meaning of Deviance 1
Ch. 2 Deviant Events and Social Control 28
Ch. 3 Becoming Deviant 51
Ch. 4 Structural Perspectives on Deviance: Anomie and Conflict Theories 84
Ch. 5 Labeling, Control, and Learning Theories of Deviance 103
Ch. 6 Crimes of Interpersonal Violence 129
Ch. 7 Nonviolent Crime 172
Ch. 8 White-Collar and Corporate Crime 202
Ch. 9 Drug Use and Addiction 245
Ch. 10 Drunkenness and Alcoholism 305
Ch. 11 Sexual Deviance 355
Ch. 12 Suicide 405
Ch. 13 Physical Disabilities 451
Ch. 14 Homosexuality, Lesbianism, and Homophobia 486
Ch. 15 Mental Disorders 544
Name Index
Subject Index
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