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March 2020 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

What makes behavior deviant, and who gets to decide what deviance is? Deviant Behavior seeks to answer these questions and more. This compelling new text covers the social forces that shape deviance, the motivations and consequences of deviant behaviors, and how our definition of deviance changes over time. Authors John A. Humphrey and Frank Schmalleger discuss a wide range of deviant behaviors—from criminal acts to extreme forms of everyday behavior—and provide students the necessary foundation to understand the impact of globalization on traditional and emerging forms of deviance. Readers will explore deviance in the modern world using a systematic application of social and criminological theories to a range of deviant behaviors to help them better understand themselves, others, and society. 

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
CHAPTER 1 • Introduction to the Study of Deviant Behavior
Introduction

 
Defining Deviant Behavior

 
Dimensions of Deviance

 
Functions of Deviant Behavior

 
Globalization and Deviant Behavior

 
The Theme of This Book

 
A Conceptual Framework for the Study of Deviance

 
Book Overview

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
CHAPTER 2 • Theories of Deviant Behavior: I Classical Theories
Introduction

 
Evidence-Based Behavior Analysis

 
What Is a Theory?

 
Criteria for Evaluating a Theory

 
The Classical School

 
Societal Reaction/Labeling Perspective

 
Social Control Theory

 
New Theoretical Approaches

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Names

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
CHAPTER 3 • Theories of Deviant Behavior: II Contemporary Perspectives
Introduction

 
The Conflict Perspective

 
The Functionalist Perspective

 
Differential Association/Social Learning

 
Ronald Akers’s Social Learning Approach to Deviance

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Names

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
CHAPTER 4 • Homicide
Introduction

 
Types and Definitions of Homicide, Assault, and Battery

 
Global Patterns of Homicide

 
Patterns and Trends in Criminal Homicide in the United States

 
Age, Gender, and Race Patterns of Homicide in the United States

 
Homicide Victim–Offender Relationships

 
Theories of Criminal Homicide and Assaultive Behavior

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
CHAPTER 5 • Domestic Violence
Introduction

 
Legal Definitions

 
Social Definitions

 
Extent and Nature of Domestic Violence

 
Costs and Consequences of Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence

 
Risk Factors for Domestic Violence

 
Corporal Punishment

 
Theories of Domestic Violence

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
CHAPTER 6 • Suicide and Life-Threatening Behaviors
Introduction

 
Medical/Legal Definitions of Suicide

 
Suicide Around the World and in the United States

 
Patterns of Suicide

 
Precipitants of Suicide

 
Special Topics

 
Theories of Suicide

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
CHAPTER 7 • Mental Illness
Introduction

 
Nature of Mental Illness

 
The Epidemiology and Costs of Mental Illness

 
Prevalence of Mental Disorders in the United States

 
Theoretical Explanations of Mental Illness

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
CHAPTER 8 • Alcohol Abuse
Introduction

 
Definitions

 
DSM-5 Criteria for Alcohol Use Disorder

 
Alcohol Use Around the World

 
Substance Use in the United States

 
Culture and Alcohol Use

 
Religion, Spirituality, and Substance Use

 
Special Issues

 
Explanations of Alcohol Abuse

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
CHAPTER 9 • Illicit Drug Use
Introduction

 
Definitions

 
Illicit Drug Use Around the World

 
Illicit Drug Use in the United States

 
Marginal Populations

 
Explanations for Illicit Drug Dependence

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
CHAPTER 10 • Sexual Offending
Introduction

 
Definitions of Criminal Sexual Offending

 
Rates of Criminal Sexual Offending

 
Characteristics of Criminal Sexual Offending

 
Typology of Rapists

 
Prostitution

 
Online Sexual Solicitation and Child Pornography

 
Consequences of Childhood Sexual Victimization

 
Explanations for Criminal Sexual Offending

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
CHAPTER 11 • Property Crimes
Introduction

 
Statutory Definitions

 
Rates in the United States

 
Property Crimes Around the World

 
Victims of Property Crimes

 
Costs of Property Crime

 
Victim–Offender Relationship

 
Criminal Decision Making

 
Types of Thieves

 
Theoretical Explanations

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
CHAPTER 12 • White-Collar and Organized Crime
Introduction

 
White-Collar, Corporate, and Government Crime

 
Definitions and Forms of White-Collar Crime

 
Extent of White-Collar Crime

 
Extent of Organized Crime

 
Theoretical Explanations

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
CHAPTER 13 • Cyberdeviance
Introduction

 
Types of Computer Crimes

 
Extent and Patterns of Cybercrime

 
Methods of Cyberdeviance

 
Typology of Cyberdeviants

 
Cyberdeviant Subculture

 
Ethics and the Cyberdeviant

 
Cyberdeviance Motivation

 
Sexting: Internet Crime, Deviance, or Neither?

 
Theories of Cyberdeviance

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
CHAPTER 14 • Positive Deviance
Introduction

 
Positive Deviance Defined

 
Characteristics of Positive Deviants

 
Explanations of Positive Deviance

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
CHAPTER 15 • Extreme Forms of Everyday Behaviors: Working, Using the Internet, and Exercising
Introduction

 
Extreme Forms of Everyday Behavior

 
Nature of Overwork

 
Computer and Internet Addiction

 
Extreme Sports

 
Theoretical Understandings of Extreme Forms of Everyday Behavior

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
CHAPTER 16 • Terrorism
Introduction

 
What Is Terrorism?

 
Terrorism and Crime

 
Official Definitions of Terrorism

 
Extent of Worldwide Terrorism

 
Typology of Terrorism

 
Terrorist Organizational Structure

 
Terrorist Organizational Dynamics

 
Terrorism: Psychopathology Versus Rational Behavior

 
Cyberterrorism

 
Explanations for Terrorism

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site
Instructor Resource Site
edge.sagepub.com/humphrey

SAGE Edge for instructors supports your teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students with:
  • a password-protected site for complete and protected access to all text-specific instructor resources;  
  • test banks that provide a diverse range of ready-to-use options that save you time. You can also easily edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions;
  • editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides that offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for your course;
  • lecture notes that summarize key concepts by chapter to help you prepare for lectures and class discussions; 
  • chapter activities on deviance that challenge students to experience vicariously deviant behaviors and their possible consequences; 
  • carefully selected video and multimedia links which enhance classroom-based exploration of key topics; and
  • a course cartridge for easy LMS integration. 

“Humphrey and Schmalleger’s Deviant Behavior not only introduces students to what the essence of deviance is, it also inspires student curiosity about the structure, processes, and dynamics associated across a wide range of deviant forms, from high-consensus, violent forms of deviant behavior to lower-consensus extreme forms of everyday behaviors. Deviant Behavior presents a conceptual overview of the nature of deviance, complete with relevant theoretical explanations, and provides a survey of deviant behavior forms pertinent to a 21st-century experience.”

Michael D. Collins
William Penn University

"This is a well-organized, comprehensive textbook that considers the role of social media and digital spaces. It has relevant, current examples that help illustrate the applicability of the material."

 
Matthew E. Wilkinson
Coastal Carolina University

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