Deviance : The Essentials

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For freshman through senior level courses in Deviance or Deviance Behavior found in departments of Sociology, Criminal Justice, or Human Services, as well as courses in Psychology and Anthropology.This brief, very accessible and affordable text is designed especially for today's students. It conveys the key theoretical and substantive issues to be found in deviance studies and presents the key information in a way that economizes on reading .
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 147.3 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130941131
  • 9780130941138

Table of contents

Preface. I. FOUNDATIONS OF DEVIANCE. 1. The Nature of Deviance. 2. Deviance in Pre Modern Society. 3. Classical or Deterrence Theory. 4. The Age of Positivism. 5. Modern Sociological Theories of Deviance Part 1. 6. Modern Sociological Theories of Deviance Part 2. II. PERSONAL DEVIANCE. 7. Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 8. Mental Illness. 9. Sexual Deviance. III. SOCIAL DEVIANCE. 10. Organizational and Vocational Deviance and Crime 11. Cults, Charisma and Terrorism. 12. Domestic, School, and Workplace Violence and Abuse. 13. Cyberdeviance. 14. Crimes Against Persons and Property. 15. The Future of Deviance Studies.
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About Henry Vandenburgh

Henry Vandenburgh received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1996. Previously, he was a licensed psychiatric technician, chemical dependency counselor, and psychiatric hospital middle manager specializing in admissions and marketing. A medical sociologist, as well as a student of deviance, he is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He is also the author of Feeding Frenzy: Organizational Deviance in the Texas Psychiatric Hospital Industry.
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