Understanding Deviance: First Canadian Edition / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- 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 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.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Chris McCormick is a Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick.
David Downes is Professor Emeritus of Social Administration at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Paul Rock is a Professor of Social Institutions at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Table of Contents
1. Confusion and Diversity