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Understanding Deviance: First Canadian Edition / Edition 1
     

Understanding Deviance: First Canadian Edition / Edition 1

by Chris McCormick, David Downes, Paul Rock
 

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ISBN-10: 0195425677

ISBN-13: 9780195425673

Pub. Date: 06/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Understanding Deviance is an essential guide to criminological theory framed in a Canadian context. Prominent theorists such as Durkheim, Merton, and Thrasher are used to highlight the roots of the discipline, while the likes of Cicourel, Matza and Garland show how early approaches can be revised for the present-day. Some of the topics covered include juvenile

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Understanding Deviance is an essential guide to criminological theory framed in a Canadian context. Prominent theorists such as Durkheim, Merton, and Thrasher are used to highlight the roots of the discipline, while the likes of Cicourel, Matza and Garland show how early approaches can be revised for the present-day. Some of the topics covered include juvenile deviance, street crime, aboriginal poverty, global capitalism, environmental crime, and living in a risk society. To ensure a balanced perspective, the major sociological theories of deviance are coupled with any important criticisms that have been voiced against them. Critical thinking questions and other pedagogical features showcase interesting issues that reflect the complex character of deviance in the modern world and act as a springboard for student exploration. This text offers students and instructors alike an excellent resource for studying deviance from a fresh new standpoint.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195425673
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/15/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Confusion and Diversity

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