Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule Breaking

Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule Breaking

by 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… See more details below

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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, phenomenology, control theories, and radical criminology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198760863
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1982
Pages:
309

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