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ISBN-10: 0205929915
ISBN-13: 9780205929917
Edition: 2012
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Description: Deviant Behavior challenges students’ own biases and preconceptions. This best-selling text offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of deviance and is noted for its blend of style and substance. Deviant Behavior covers a wide spectrum of  More...

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List price: $93.53
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson College Div
Binding: Cloth Text 
Pages: 480
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Deviant Behavior challenges students’ own biases and preconceptions. This best-selling text offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of deviance and is noted for its blend of style and substance. Deviant Behavior covers a wide spectrum of theories of deviance, and analyzes numerous specific deviant behaviors. The author uses an abundance of research data, including many that debunk our common assumptions about deviant behavior. Students are exposed to the full range of theories and data about deviance, and are challenged to think about and evaluate their own biases and preconceptions. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Analyze numerous types of deviant behavior. Challenge their own biases and preconceptions on deviant behavior. Make connections between behavioral theories and concrete deviances. Develop new ways of seeing and understanding chapter material through critical thinking questions. Note: MySearchLab with eText does not come automatically packed with this text. To purchase MySearchLab with eText, please visit www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with eText (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205929915 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205929917.

Perspectives and Theories
What Is Deviant Behavior?
Positivist Theories
Constructionist Theories
Interpersonal Violence
Physical Violence
Rape and Child Molestation
Family Violence
Self-Destructive Deviance
Suicide
Mental Disorder
Diverse Lifestyles
Heterosexual Deviance
Gays and Other Victims of Stigma
Cyberspace: Wild Frontier
Internet Deviance
Substance Use and Abuse
Drug Use
Drinking and Alcoholism
Inequality in Deviance
Privileged Deviance
Underprivileged Deviance
Perspectives and Theories
What Is Deviant Behavior?
Conflicting Definitions
The Positivist Perspective
The Constructionist Perspective
An Integrated View
A Word about Deviance and Crime
Summary
Further Reading
Critical Thinking Questions
Internet Resources
Positivist Theories
Anomie-Strain Theory
Social Learning Theory
Control Theory
Summary
Further Reading
Critical Thinking Questions
Internet Resources
Constructionist Theories
Labeling Theory
Phenomenological Theory
Conflict Theory
Summary
Further Reading
Critical Thinking Questions
Internet Resources
Interpersonal Violence
Physical Violence
Assault and Aggravated Assault
Who Is More Likely to Kill?
Patterns of Killing
Characteristics of Homicide
Mass and Serial Murder
A Social Profile of Serial Killers
A Global Perspective on Homicide
School Violence
Stalking
Hate Killing
Genocide
Terrorism: the September 11 Attacks
Why Do People Kill?
Does the Death Penalty Deter Murder?
Summary
Further Reading
Critical Thinking Questions
Internet Resources
Rape and Child Molestation
Patterns of Rape
Consequences of Rape
The Culture of Rape
A Global Perspective on Wartime Rape
Why Men Rape Women
Males as Victims
Child Molestation
Summary
Further Reading
Critical Thinking Questions
Internet Resources
Family Violence
Myths about Family Violence
The Extent of Family Violence
Marital Rape
Wife Beating
Child Abuse
Elder Abuse
A Social Profile of Family Abusers
A Global Perspective on Family Violence
Theories of Family Violence
Social Responses to Family Violence
Summary
Further Reading
Critical Thinking Questions
Internet Resources
Self-Destructive Deviance
Suicide
Varieties of Suicidal Experiences
Self Injurers
Inside the Social Structure and Organization of Cutting
Groups with Higher Suicide Rates
A Social Profile of Suicide Bombers
Situational Factors in Suicide
A Global Perspective on Suicide
Social Responses to Suicide
Sociological Theories of Suicide
Summary
Further Reading
Critical Thinking Questions
Internet Resources
Mental Disorder
Popular Beliefs
Types of Mental Disorder
Social Factors in Mental Disorder
A Global Perspective on Mental Disorder
Societal Responses to Mental Disorder
Perspectives on Mental Disorder
Summary
Further Reading
Critical Thinking Questions
Internet Resources
Diverse Lifestyles
Heterosexual Deviance
Teen Sex
Extramarital Sex
A Social Profile of Swingers
Pornography
Phone Sex
Nude Dancing
Sexual Harassment
The World of Prostitution
A Global Perspective on Prostitution
Theories of Prostitution
Summary
Further Reading
Critical Thinking Questions
Internet Resources
Gays and Other Victims of Stigma
Myths about Homosexuality
Gays and Lesbians
Same-Sex Practices among Straights and Bisexuals
Homophobia
A Global Perspective on Homophobia
Other Victims of Social Stigma
Summary
Further Reading
Critical Thinking Questions
Internet Resources
Cyberspace: Wild Frontier
Internet Deviance
Seeking Easy Money Online
Searching Cyberspace for Sex
Expressing Hate Online
Disrupting Computer Networks
A Global Perspective on Cyberdeviance
Summary
Further Reading
Critical Thinking Questions
Internet Resources
Substance Use and Abuse
Drug Use
Drug Use In Perspective
Illegal Drugs: Their Effects and Users
Social Dimensions of Drug Use
Becoming a Drug User
A Social Profile of Illegal Drug Users
What Causes Illegal Drug Use?
The War on Drugs
Abusing Prescription Drugs, Particularly OxyContin
Smoking Cigarettes
A Global Perspective on Smoking
Summary
Further Reading
Critical Thinking Questions
Internet Resources
Drinking and Alcoholism
The Extent of Drinking and Alcoholism
Myths about Alcohol Abuse
What Alcohol Does to Its Users
Social Factors in Drinking
A Global Perspective on Drinking
What Is Alcoholism?
Becoming an Alcoholic
College Students and Alcohol
Women and Alcohol
What Causes Alcoholism?
Controlling Alcohol Use and Abuse
Summary
Further Reading
Critical Thinking Questions
Internet Resources
Inequality in Deviance
Privileged Deviance
What Is White-Collar Deviance?
Corporate Deviance
A Social Profile of Corporate Crooks
Occupational Deviance
What Makes White-Collar Deviance Unique?
Causes of White-Collar Deviance
Governmental Deviance
A Global Perspective on Official Corruption
Official Ways of Neutralizing Deviance
Causes of Governmental Deviance
Summary
Further Reading
Critical Thinking Questions
Internet Resources
Underprivileged Deviance
Robbery
Auto Theft and Carjacking
Burglary
Shoplifting
Organized Crime
A Global Perspective on Organized Crime
Summary
Further Reading
Critical Thinking Questions
Internet Resources

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