Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule Breakingby David M. Downes, Paul E. Rock
This completely revised and updated text is a accessible review of the major sociological theories of crime, delinquency, social deviance, and social control. It moves chronologically from the "Chicago School" of the 1920s to contemporary work on "Left Realism" and feminist criminology. Also covered are functionalism, anomia, subculture theory, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, control theories, and radical criminology.
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