Deviant Behavior

ISBN-10: 0132403668
ISBN-13: 9780132403665
Edition: 8th 2008
Authors: Erich Goode
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Description: This interesting, comprehensive book examines deviant behavior from the point of view that humans are rule-making and rule-enforcing creatures.Deviant Behavior, 8th ed.recognizes that humans are also rebellious and irrepressible: hence, deviant.  More...

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Book details

List price: $102.60
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This interesting, comprehensive book examines deviant behavior from the point of view that humans are rule-making and rule-enforcing creatures.Deviant Behavior, 8th ed.recognizes that humans are also rebellious and irrepressible: hence, deviant. These processes of rule-making, relu-violation, and rule-enforcement are the core of human life; and the sociology of deviance is a field of study that is flourishing. Understanding unconventional or undesirable behavior, beliefs, and traits is necessary to understanding the human condition, and society as we know it today.Comprehensive yet readable, this book covers: methods in social research; criminal violence; legal and illegal drugs; sexual deviance; unconventional beliefs; mental disorder; physical characteristics; and deviant organizational behavior.An excellent reference work for those involved in law enforcement and the legal system, as well as therapists, social workers, teachers, researchers, and medical professionals.

Preface
Introduction
Deviance in Everyday Life
So, What Is Deviance?
Societal and Situational Deviance
The ABCs of Deviance
Deviant Behavior
Deviant Attitudes and Beliefs
Physical Characteristics
Tribe, Race, Religion, and Nation
A Fourth Type of Deviance
What Deviance Is Not
Relativism
Summary
Personal Account: A Computer Pirate Tells His Story
Questions
Approaches to Deviance
Positivism: An Introduction
Constructionist Approaches to Deviance: An Introduction
Deviance and Social Control: An Introduction
Formal and Informal Social Control
Summary
Personal Account: A Stripper Mom Tells Her Story
Questions
Explaining Deviant Behavior: Positivist Theories
Free Will, Rational Calculation, and Routine Activities Theory
Social Disorganization and the Chicago School
Anomie or Strain Theory
Anomie Theory into the 1990s and Beyond
Differential Association and Learning Theory
Social Control Theory
A General Theory of Crime: Self-Control Theory
Summary
Personal Account: Clinical Depression
Questions
Constructionist Theories of Deviance
Functionalism
Labeling or Interactionist Theory
Conflict Theory
Feminism
Controlology or the New Sociology of Social Control
How Are Judgments of Deviance Made?
The Role of Religion in Judgments of Deviance
Religion and Politics
Red State, Blue State
Retro versus Metro
Summary
Personal Account: Cody, the Identity-Constructing Homosexual
Questions
Studying Deviance: Methods in Social Research
The Use of Official Data
Survey Research
Participant Observation
Narratives, Autobiographies, Life Histories, and Personal Accounts
Ethical Issues in the Study of Deviance: Tearoom Sex, a Case Study
Summary
Personal Account: Field Experiment: Public Reactions to Normative Violations
Field Experiment: Two Guys Holding Hands in Public, Steven M. Clayton
Questions
Criminal Behavior
Deviance and Crime: A Rough Division of Labor
Crime and Deviance: A Conceptual Distinction
Common Law and Statutory Law
What Is Our Mission? Constructionism versus Positivism
The Severity of Crime
The Uniform Crime Reports
Property Crime
Shoplifting and Employee Theft
Summary
Personal Account: Omar's Story
Questions
Criminal Violence
Violence: An Introduction
Murder
Forcible Rape
Robbery
Is Robbery a Crime of Passion?
Summary
Personal Account: Having a Deviant Father
Questions
Illicit Drug Use
Drug Use: The Social Construction of a Social Problem
What Is Drug Use?
A Classification of Drugs and Their Effects
The Extent of Drug Use in the United States
Marijuana Use in the United States, 1960-2004
Marijuana Use as Deviance and Crime
The War on Marijuana? The Great Transformation, 1990-2000s
Hallucinogenic Drugs
Cocaine and Crack
Heroin and the Narcotics
Methamphetamine
Summary
Personal Account: Barbiturate Abuse
Personal Account: Smoking Marijuana
Questions
Deviant Organizational Behavior
White-Collar and Corporate Crime
Corporate Crime: Correlative Features
Four Recent Examples of Corporate Deviance
Police Use of Excessive Force
The Sexual Abuse of Children by Roman Catholic Priests
Summary
Personal Account: Employee Pilferage
Questions
Sexual Deviance
What's Deviant About Sexual Behavior?
Essentialism versus Constructionism
Gendering Sexuality
Homosexuality
Sex Work
Extramarital Sex
Summary
Personal Account: Bondage and Discipline Sex
Questions
Personal Account: Being a Homosexual Priest
Questions
Cognitive Deviance: Holding Unconventional Beliefs
The Social Functions of Belief Systems
The Intersection of Religion and Deviance
Religious Sects and Cults
Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Evolution
Paranormal Beliefs as Deviant
Summary
Personal Account: The Belief That Extraterrestrials Are on Earth
Questions
Mental Disorder
What Is Mental Disorder?
Models of Mental Disorder
Essentialism Approaches Mental Disorder
Constructionism
Labeling Theory
The Modified Labeling Approach
Families of the Mentally Disordered: Labeling by Intimates
The Epidemiology of Mental Disorder
On Being Sane in Insane Places
Chemical Treatment of Mental Disorder
Deinstitutionalization
Deviance and Mental Disorder: An Overview
Summary
Personal Account: Interview with Anna-Maria, a Manic-Depressive
Questions
Physical Characteristics as Deviance
Abominations of the Body: An Introduction
Physical Disability
Conformity to and Violations of Esthetic Standards
Body Modification as Physical Deviance
Obesity
Intersexuality
Are the Overweight Universally Stigmatized? Black-White Differences
Agnes
The Two Debates: Essentialism-Constructionism/Nature-Nurture
From Bruce to Brenda to David (The Story of "John" and "Joan")
Freaks
Disability and Tertiary Deviance
Summary
Personal Account: Jan, the Transitioning Transsexual
Questions
References
Photo Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

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