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Understanding Deviance

Understanding Deviance

by David Downes, Paul E. Rock
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198762140
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/17/1988
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.05(d)

Meet the Author

David Downes is Professor Emeritus of Social Administration at the London School of Economics. He is a member of the management committee of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, and of the Howard League for Penal Reform.

Paul Rock is Professor of Social Institutions in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics; and a Fellow of the British Academy.

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