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December 2014 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control is a core textbook that provides a sociological examination of deviance and social control in society.  Derived from the successful text/reader version, this concise and student-friendly resource uses sociological theories to explain a variety of issues related to deviant behavior and societal reactions to deviance. The authors briefly explain the development of major sociological theoretical perspectives and use current research and examples to show how those theories are used to think about and study the causes of deviant behavior and the reactions to it. 
 
CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Deviance
Conceptions of Deviance  
The Sociological Imagination  
The Importance of Theory  
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites  
Now YOU?.?.?.?Use Your Sociological Imagination  
Ideas in Action  
 
CHAPTER 2: The Diversity of Deviance
Deviance and Its Varied Forms  
Physical Deviance and Appearance: Ideals of Beauty and Everyone Else  
Relationships and Deviance  
Deviance in Cyberspace: Making Up the Norms as We Go  
Subcultural Deviance  
Elite Deviance, Corporate Deviance, and Workplace Misconduct  
Positive Deviance  
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: The Cases of Addiction, Prostitution, and Graffiti  
Ideas in Action: Guerrilla Gardening in Low-Income Areas  
Question: So Who Are the Deviants? Answer: It Depends on Who You Ask  
 
CHAPTER 3: Researching Deviance
Methodological Approaches to Studying Deviance  
Content Analysis  
Secondary Data Sources  
Ideas in Action: Evaluating Programs and Policy  
Ethical Considerations in Studying Deviance Conclusion  
 
CHAPTER 4: Anomie/Strain Theory
Development of Anomie/Strain Theory  
Emile Durkheim and Anomie  
Robert Merton and Adaptations to Anomie/Strain  
Richard Cloward and Lloyd Ohlin, Differential Opportunity  
Albert Cohen, Delinquent Boys  
Robert Agnew—General Strain Theory  
Steven Messner and Richard Rosenfeld: Crime and the American Dream—Institutional Anomie Theory  
Application of Anomie and Strain Theories  
Critiques of Anomie and Strain Theories  
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: The Occupy Wall Street Movement  
Ideas in Action: Defy Ventures – Transforming Innovation into Legitimate Success  
 
CHAPTER 5: Social Disorganization Theory
Development of Social Disorganization Theory  
Shaw and McKay Study of Juvenile Delinquency and Urban Areas  
Critiques of Social Disorganization Theory  
Rebirth of Social Disorganization Theory  
Application of Social Disorganization Theory  
More Theoretical and Empirical Advances and Divergences: Social and Physical Disorder  
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites with Social Disorganization Theory  
Ideas in Action: Programs and Policy from Social Disorganization and Broken Windows Perspectives  
 
CHAPTER 6: Differential Association and Social Learning Theory
Development of Differential Association Theory  
Development of Akers’s Social Learning Theory  
Social Structure and Social Learning (SSSL)  
Application of Differential Association and Social Learning  
Critiques of Differential Association and Social Learning Theories  
Cultural Deviance Theory and Subcultural Explanations of Deviance  
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: Teen Alcohol and Drug Use  
Ideas in Action: Programs and Policy from a Social Learning Perspective  
 
CHAPTER 7: Social Control Theories of Deviance
Development of Social Control Theory  
Techniques of Neutralization  
Contemporary Additions to Social Control Theory  
Application of Social Control Theories  
Critiques of Social Control Theories  
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: The Case of Teenage Runaways/Homelessness and Medical Deviance by Doctors  
Ideas in Action: Homeboy Industries  
 
CHAPTER 8: Labeling Theory
Development of Labeling Theory  
How the Labeling Process Works  
Labeling and Mental Illness  
Labeling and Delinquency  
Application of Labeling Theory  
Impact of Labeling Theory  
Critiques of Labeling Theory  
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: Considering Drinking – and Not Drinking – on College Campuses  
Ideas in Action: “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Instilling Positive Labels  
 
CHAPTER 9: Marxist/Conflict Theories of Deviance
Development of Marxist Theory  
Development of Conflict Theory  
Applications of Marxist/Conflict Theory  
Critiques of Marxism and Conflict Theory  
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: The Cases of Shoplifting and Employees Locked in the Workplace  
Ideas in Action: Racial Impact Statements  
 
CHAPTER 10: Critical Theories of Deviance
Development of Feminist Criminology  
Development of Critical Race Theory  
Development of Peacemaking  
Critiques of Critical Theories  
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: The Cases of Pornography and Illegal Government Surveillance  
Ideas in Action: Navajo Peacemaking and Domestic Violence  
 
CHAPTER 11: Social Control of Deviance
Medicalization of Deviant Behavior  
Policing, Supervision, and the Impact of Incarceration on Disadvantaged Populations and Communities  
Total Institutions  
Correctional Facilities and the Purposes of Punishment  
Gresham Sykes and the Pains of Imprisonment  
Juvenile Correctional Facilities  
Reentry—Challenges in Returning to the Community After Time in an Institution  
Public Fear and Social Control: The Case of Sex Offenders  
Collateral Consequences—Effects on Communities and Families  
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: Considering How Money Can Matter in Local Jails  
Ideas in Action: College Programs in Prisons  
 
CHAPTER 12: Deviant Careers and Career Deviance
Development of a Deviant Careers and Career Deviance Approach  
Getting Into Deviance: Onset of a Deviant Career  
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: Anorexia and the Prostitution Rehabilitation Program  
Risk and Protective Factors for Onset  
Maintaining a Deviant Career: Living the Life  
Getting Out of the Game: Desistance From Career Deviance  
Ideas in Action: Programs and Policy from a Career Deviance/Deviant Career Perspective  
 
CHAPTER 13. Deviance and Social Control in Global Context
Researching Deviance Globally  
Trials and Tribulations Involved in Researching Deviance across the Globe  
Empirical Tests of Theories of Deviance Globally  
Social Control in Global Context  
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: Human Trafficking: Crossing Boundaries and Borders  
Ideas in Action: What Can Be Done about Human Trafficking?  

Supplements

Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts.
  • Mobile-friendly practice quizzes allow for independent assessment by students of their mastery of course material.
  • Exclusive access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter is included.
  • Video and multimedia links that appeal to students with different learning styles.
Instructor Resources

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

 

  • Microsoft® Word test bank, is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for structuring your courses.
  • Lively and stimulating chapter activities that can be used in class (for individual or group projects) to reinforce active learning.
  • Video and multimedia links that appeal to students with different learning styles.
  • Chapter activities reinforce important content and help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material.
  • Exclusive access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter is included.

I've been looking for a Deviant textbook that is theory focused. Too many texts tend to focus on behaviors with antiquated language and labeling generalizations. Students are expecting to be offended by something in the text and with this particular book they are pleased with the presentation and it is great to use in class and online.

Mrs Deborah F Beat
Sociology Dept, Wichita State University
August 22, 2016

A good introduction into themes relating to social devaince

Ms Anna Davenport
Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies, Winchester University
June 27, 2015

A very detailed book which takes the reader through a journey of deviance in all its different forms. An excellent took for research and learning.

Mrs Amanda Hill
Faculty of Health and Science, University of Cumbria
January 20, 2015

Updated version of the previous text which was comprehensive and easy to understand.

Dr Mathilda Spencer
Social Science Div, Univ Of Pittsburgh-Titusville
January 2, 2015

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