Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking / Edition 6

Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking / Edition 6

by David Downes, Paul Rock
     
 

Downes and Rock's popular textbook, Understanding Deviance, provides the reader with an indispensable guide to criminological theory. It sympathetically outlines the principal theories of crime and rule-breaking, discussing them chronologically, and placing them in their North American and European contexts, confronting major criticisms that have been voiced

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Downes and Rock's popular textbook, Understanding Deviance, provides the reader with an indispensable guide to criminological theory. It sympathetically outlines the principal theories of crime and rule-breaking, discussing them chronologically, and placing them in their North American and European contexts, confronting major criticisms that have been voiced against them, and constructing defences where appropriate.

The book has been thoroughly revised and brought up-to-date to include new issues of crime, deviance, and theory in the early twenty-first century. It includes new studies in the areas of gang and subcultural theory, further discussion of post-modernism and the "risk society", and assessment of how different approaches address the lengthy fall in crime rate across most democratic and developed societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199569830
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/15/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Confusion and Diversity
2. Sources of Knowledge about Deviance
3. The University of Chicago Sociology Department
4. Functionalism, Deviance, and Control
5. Anomie
6. Culture and Subculture
7. Symbolic Interactionism
8. Phenomenology
9. Control Theories
10. Radical Criminology
11. Feminist Criminology
12. Deviance Theories and Social Policy
13. The Metamorphosis and Deviance?

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