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“This is a comprehensive textbook that covers many of today’s theories used to explain deviance. It is easy to read and understand. A well written textbook.”
“This text is both student friendly and instructor friendly. It is current, comprehensive, and application based. Though this text is also a sociological examination of deviance and social control, it is organized in a way that compliments criminal justice courses. I very much like the application proposed in this text.”
“In lieu of spending specific chapters on specific deviant behaviors, the supplementary pedagogical materials embedded in the book fulfil this aspect without taking up room for the theoretical coverage, which is the primary purpose of the book. In other words, the book is grounded in theory and uses innovative pedagogies to illustrate the practicality of the theories. It is very well and clearly written, includes uniquely well illustrated content, the chapters are short but comprehensive, and it includes a critical and analytical approach to theories of deviance.”
“…written in a lively, readable style. The textbook also integrates how theory and research are used to develop each other and how that can lead to social policies.”