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Perspectives on Crime and Deviance

ISBN-10: 0132357712
ISBN-13: 9780132357715
Edition: 3rd 1999 (Revised)
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Description: Appropriate for undergraduate level sociology and criminal justice courses, such as Sociology of Deviance, Deviant Behavior, Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency and Theories of Crime. This illuminating and substantially updated text reflects the most  More...

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Book details

List price: $127.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/26/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Appropriate for undergraduate level sociology and criminal justice courses, such as Sociology of Deviance, Deviant Behavior, Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency and Theories of Crime. This illuminating and substantially updated text reflects the most recent changes that have taken place within the study of criminal and deviant behavior. Now with a greater slant on the sociological theories underlying crime, it offers pertinent and timely discussions on theory, research and policy, and rounds out coverage with more historical and comparative research examples integrated throughout.

Steven F. Messner is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and has taught at Columbia University and Nankai University in the People's Republic of China. His research has focused primarily on the relationship between features of social organization and violent crime rates. His other books include PERSPECTIVES ON CRIME AND DEVIANCE, (with Allen E. Liska), THEORETICAL INTEGRATION IN THE STUDY OF DEVIANCE AND CRIME, (with Marvin D. Krohn and Allen E. Liska), and CRIME AND SOCIAL CONTROL IN A CHANGING CHINA (with Jianhong Liu and Lening Zhang). Dr. Messner has also authored numerous articles and book chapters on the topic of criminal violence and is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.

Introduction
The Structural/Functional Perspective
Ecological Perspectives: Social, Disorganization, Control, and Learning Processes
The Rational Choice/Deterrence Perspective
The Labeling Perspective
The Constructionist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
Epilogue: The Past, the Present, and the Future

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