Readings in Deviant Behavior

Readings in Deviant Behavior : Classic and Contemporary

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READINGS IN DEVIANT BEHAVIOR: CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY brings together over 50 articles in 16 chapters. The text is organized traditionally, beginning with a discussion on the nature of deviance followed by material on theories and perspectives to explain deviance and ending with articles that discuss forms of deviant behavior. Each chapter begins with an introduction and concludes with questions for discussion. The mix of contemporary and classic readings explores the theoretical approaches to deviant and contemporary issues. High-tech, white-collar crime and gender issues are included. This text parallels the organization of the best-selling Clinard/Meier text but is general enough to be used with other textbooks or as a stand-alone textbook.
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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 190 x 228 x 20mm | 762.05g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 015506438X
  • 9780155064386

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Part I: The Nature Of Deviant Behavior. 1. The Meaning of Deviance. Becker, Howard. 1973. Outsiders: Studies in the Sociology of Deviance. [orig. pub. 1963] New York: Free Press. Pfohl, Stephen J. 1977. "The "Discovery" of Child Abuse," Social Problems, 24: 310-323. Justine, Janette. 1999. "Cult Update." Skeptic, Spring, 7(2), p18.. 2. Deviant Events and Social Control. Graham, Melody A., Jennifer Monday, Kimberly O"Brien, Stacey Steffen. 1994. "Cheating at Small Colleges" An Examination of Student and Faculty Attitudes and Behaviors. Journal of College Development. 35: 225-69. Stark, Rodney. 1987. "Deviant Places: A Theory of the Ecology of Crime." Criminology, 25: 983-909. Forsyth, Craig J. 1992. "Parade Strippers: Being Naked in Public." Deviant Behavior, 13: 391-403. 3. Becoming Deviant. Riemer, Jeffrey W. 1981. Deviance as Fun. Adolescence, 16(61). Lewis, Jacqueline. 1998. "Learning to strip: the socialization experiences of exotic dancers." The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, Spring, 7( 1), p51. Boudon, Raymond. 1998. "Limitations of Rational Choice Theory." The American Journal of Sociology, November, 104(3), p871. Part II: Explaining Deviant Behavior: Macro Perspectives. 4. Structural-Functional Perspectives. Durkheim, Emile. 1938. The Normal and the Pathological. The Free Press. Cloward, Richard and Lloyd Ohlin. 1960. Illegitimate Means and Delinquent Subcultures. New York: Free Press. Merton, Robert K. 1997. "On the Evolving Synthesis of Differential Association and Anomie Theory: A Perspective from the Sociology of Science." Criminology, 35(3), 517-525. 5. Conflict Perspectives. Spitzer, Steven. 1975. "Toward a Marxian Theory of Deviance." Social Problems, 22: 638-65l. Hochstetler, Andrew L. and Neal Shover. 1997. "Street Crime, Labor Surplus and Criminal Punishment, 1980-1990." Social Problems. 44(3), 358-368. Quinney, Richard. 1969. The Social Reality of Crime. Boston: Little, Brown. Part III: Explaining Deviant Behavior: Micro Perspectives. 6. Interactionist and Learning Perspectives. Lemert, Edwin. 1951. Primary and Secondary Deviation. New York: McGraw Hill. Sutherland, Edwin. 1947. Differential Association Theory. Philadelphia: Lippincott. Cao, Liqun, Anthony Adams, and Vickie J. Jensen. 1997. " A Test of the Black Subculture of Violence Thesis: A Research Note." Criminology, 35(2), 367-379. 7. Control Perspective. Hirschi, Travis. 1969. Control Theory. Berekely: University of California Press. Gottfredson, Michael and Travis Hirschi. 1990. A General Theory of Crime. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Kempf, Kimberly L. 1993. "The Empirical Status of Hirschi"s Control Theory." Pp.143-185 in Freda Adler and William S. Laufer, eds., New Directions in Criminological Theory: Advances in Criminological Theory, Vol.4. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction. 8. Feminist Perspectives. Chesney-Lind, Meda. 1989. "Girls" Crime and Women"s Place: Toward a Feminist Model of Female Delinquency." Crime and Delinquency, 35(1), 5-29. Copeland, Lois and Leslie R. Wolfe. 1991. "A Radical Feminist View of Rape." In Violence Against Women. Washington, D.C.: Center for Women Policy Studies;. Gilbert, Neil. 1994. "Was it Rape? An Explanation of Sexual Abuse Statistics." The American Enterprise. September/October. Part IV: Forms Of Deviant Behavior. 9. Violent Behavior. Miethe, Terance D. and Richard McCleary. 1998. "Homicide and Aggravated Assault." In Miethe, Terance D. and Richard McCleary, Crime Profiles: The Anatomy of Dangerous Persons, Places, and Situations. Los Angeles: Roxbury. Pp. 19-53. Scully, Diana and Joseph Marolla. 1984. "Convicted Rapists Vocabulary of Motive: Excuses and Justifications." Social Problems, 31: 530-544. Schaefer Hinck, Shelly, and Richard W. Thomas. 1999. "Rape Myths Acceptance in College Students: How Far Have We Come?" Sex Roles: A journal of Research, May, p 815. 10. White-Collar Crime. Benson, Michael L. 1985. "Denying the Guilty Mind: Accounting for Involvement in a White-Collar Crime." Criminology, 23(4), 583-607. Traub, Stuart H. 1997. "Battling Employee Crime: A Review of Corporate Strategies and Programs." Crime and Delinquency, 42: 244-256. Jordan, Tim and Paul Taylor. 1998. "The sociology of hackers." The Sociological Review, November, p785. 11. Drugs and Deviant Behavior. Becker, Howard. 1953. "Becoming a Marihuana User." American Journal of Sociology, 59: 235-242. Baum, Dan. 1996. "Nineteen Eighty-Four." in Dan Baum, Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure. Boston: Little, Brown. Inciardi, James A., Hilary L. Surratt, Dale D. Chitwood, and Clyde B. McCoy. 1996. "The Origins of Crack." In Dale D. Chitwood, James E. Rivers, and James A. Inciardi, The American Pipe Dream: Crack Cocaine and the Inner City. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace. Pp. 1-14. 12. Alcohol and Deviant Behavior. Hamill, Pete. 1994. "A Drinking Life." A Drinking Life: A Memoir. Boston: Little Brown. MacAndrew, Craig and Robert B. Edgerton. 1969. "Some People Can Really Hold Their Liquor." Drunken Comportment: A Social Explanation. Chicago: Aldine. Wechsler, Henry, Beth E. Molnar, Andrea E. Davenport, and John S. Baer. 1999. "College Alcohol Use: A Full or Empty Glass?" Journal of American College Health, May, 47(6), p247. 13. Sexual Deviant Behavior. Davis, Kingsley. 1937. "The Sociology of Prostitution." American Sociological Review, 2: 744-755. Heyl, Barbara. 1979. "The Madam as Teacher." In Barbara Heyl, The Madam as Entrepreneur New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books. Pp. 113-128. Elmer-Dewitt, Philip. 1995. "On a Screen Near You: Cyberporn." Time, July 3 : 38-45. Bright, Susie. 1999. "Checkmate: what I teach my daughter about sex." Salon, January 22. 14. Suicide. Gust Brey, Karyn and Tracy Cross. 1999. "An Examination of the Literature Base on the Suicidal Behaviors of Gifted Students." Roeper Review, September, 22(1), p28. Langhinrichsen Rohling, Jennifer, Peter Lewinsohn, Paul Rohde, John Seeley, Candice M. Monson, Kathryn A. Meyer, and Richard Langford. "Gender differences in the suicide-related behaviors of adolescents and young adults." Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, December, 39(11), p839;. Durkheim, Emile. 1951. "Suicide." In Emile Durkheim, Suicide: A Study in Sociology. The Free Press. Pp. 41-53. Part V: Studies In Stigma. 15. Mental Deviant Behavior. Rosenhan, D.L. 1973. "On Being Sane in Insane Places." Science, 179: 250-258. Jensen, Peter S., Lori Kettle, Margaret T. Roper, Michael T. Sloan, Mina K. Dulcan, Christina Hoven, Hector R. Bird, Jose J. Bauermeister, and Jennifer D. Payne. 1999. "Are stimulants overprescribed? Treatment of ADHD in four U.S. communities." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, July, 38(7), p797. Picard, Christy L. 1999. "The level of competition as a factor for the development of eating disorders in female collegiate athletes." Journal of Youth and Adolescence, October, 28(5), p583. 16. Homosexual Behavior. Meier, Robert F. And Gelbert Geis. 1997. "The Gay Movement and Gay Communities." In Victimless Crime? Prostitution, Drugs, Homosexuality, Abortion. Los Angeles: Roxbury. Pp. 133-136;. Owens, Robert E. Jr. 1998. "Becoming Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual." in Robert E. Owens, Jr., Queer Kids: The Challenges and Promise for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth. New York: Haworth Press. Pp. 15-38. Bailey, J. Michael. 1999. "Homosexuality and Mental Illness." Archives of General Psychiatry, October, 56(10), p883. 17. Physical Disabilities. Scott, Robert A. 1969. "The Making of the Blind in Personal interaction." The Making of Blind Men: A Study of Adult Sociology. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications. Pp 20-38. Lamberg, Lynne. 1998. "Blind People Often Sleep Poorly; Research Shines Light on Therapy." The Journal of the American Medical Association, October, 280(13), p1123. Angier, Natalie. 1998. "Thinking twice on splitting twins." The San Diego Union-Tribune, January 7, E-1.
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Part I: The Nature Of Deviant Behavior. 1. The Meaning of Deviance. Becker, Howard. 1973. Outsiders: Studies in the Sociology of Deviance. [orig. pub. 1963] New York: Free Press. Pfohl, Stephen J. 1977. "The 'Discovery' of Child Abuse," Social Problems, 24: 310-323. Justine, Janette. 1999. "Cult Update." Skeptic, Spring, 7(2), p18.. 2. Deviant Events and Social Control. Graham, Melody A., Jennifer Monday, Kimberly O'Brien, Stacey Steffen. 1994. "Cheating at Small Colleges" An Examination of Student and Faculty Attitudes and Behaviors. Journal of College Development. 35: 225-69. Stark, Rodney. 1987. "Deviant Places: A Theory of the Ecology of Crime." Criminology, 25: 983-909. Forsyth, Craig J. 1992. "Parade Strippers: Being Naked in Public." Deviant Behavior, 13: 391-403. 3. Becoming Deviant. Riemer, Jeffrey W. 1981. Deviance as Fun. Adolescence, 16(61). Lewis, Jacqueline. 1998. "Learning to strip: the socialization experiences of exotic dancers." The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, Spring, 7( 1), p51. Boudon, Raymond. 1998. "Limitations of Rational Choice Theory." The American Journal of Sociology, November, 104(3), p871. Part II: Explaining Deviant Behavior: Macro Perspectives. 4. Structural-Functional Perspectives. Durkheim, Emile. 1938. The Normal and the Pathological. The Free Press. Cloward, Richard and Lloyd Ohlin. 1960. Illegitimate Means and Delinquent Subcultures. New York: Free Press. Merton, Robert K. 1997. "On the Evolving Synthesis of Differential Association and Anomie Theory: A Perspective from the Sociology of Science." Criminology, 35(3), 517-525. 5. Conflict Perspectives. Spitzer, Steven. 1975. "Toward a Marxian Theory of Deviance." Social Problems, 22: 638-65l. Hochstetler, Andrew L. and Neal Shover. 1997. "Street Crime, Labor Surplus and Criminal Punishment, 1980-1990." Social Problems. 44(3), 358-368. Quinney, Richard. 1969. The Social Reality of Crime. Boston: Little, Brown. Part III: Explaining Deviant Behavior: Micro Perspectives. 6. Interactionist and Learning Perspectives. Lemert, Edwin. 1951. Primary and Secondary Deviation. New York: McGraw Hill. Sutherland, Edwin. 1947. Differential Association Theory. Philadelphia: Lippincott. Cao, Liqun, Anthony Adams, and Vickie J. Jensen. 1997. " A Test of the Black Subculture of Violence Thesis: A Research Note." Criminology, 35(2), 367-379. 7. Control Perspective. Hirschi, Travis. 1969. Control Theory. Berekely: University of California Press. Gottfredson, Michael and Travis Hirschi. 1990. A General Theory of Crime. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Kempf, Kimberly L. 1993. "The Empirical Status of Hirschi's Control Theory." Pp.143-185 in Freda Adler and William S. Laufer, eds., New Directions in Criminological Theory: Advances in Criminological Theory, Vol.4. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction. 8. Feminist Perspectives. Chesney-Lind, Meda. 1989. "Girls' Crime and Women's Place: Toward a Feminist Model of Female Delinquency." Crime and Delinquency, 35(1), 5-29. Copeland, Lois and Leslie R. Wolfe. 1991. "A Radical Feminist View of Rape." In Violence Against Women. Washington, D.C.: Center for Women Policy Studies;. Gilbert, Neil. 1994. "Was it Rape? An Explanation of Sexual Abuse Statistics." The American Enterprise. September/October. Part IV: Forms Of Deviant Behavior. 9. Violent Behavior. Miethe, Terance D. and Richard McCleary. 1998. "Homicide and Aggravated Assault." In Miethe, Terance D. and Richard McCleary, Crime Profiles: The Anatomy of Dangerous Persons, Places, and Situations. Los Angeles: Roxbury. Pp. 19-53. Scully, Diana and Joseph Marolla. 1984. "Convicted Rapists Vocabulary of Motive: Excuses and Justifications." Social Problems, 31: 530-544. Schaefer Hinck, Shelly, and Richard W. Thomas. 1999. "Rape Myths Acceptance in College Students: How Far Have We Come?" Sex Roles: A journal of Research, May, p 815. 10. White-Collar Crime. Benson, Michael L. 1985. "Denying the Guilty Mind: Accounting for Involvement in a White-Collar Crime." Criminology, 23(4), 583-607. Traub, Stuart H. 1997. "Battling Employee Crime: A Review of Corporate Strategies and Programs." Crime and Delinquency, 42: 244-256. Jordan, Tim and Paul Taylor. 1998. "The sociology of hackers." The Sociological Review, November, p785. 11. Drugs and Deviant Behavior. Becker, Howard. 1953. "Becoming a Marihuana User." American Journal of Sociology, 59: 235-242. Baum, Dan. 1996. "Nineteen Eighty-Four." in Dan Baum, Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure. Boston: Little, Brown. Inciardi, James A., Hilary L. Surratt, Dale D. Chitwood, and Clyde B. McCoy. 1996. "The Origins of Crack." In Dale D. Chitwood, James E. Rivers, and James A. Inciardi, The American Pipe Dream: Crack Cocaine and the Inner City. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace. Pp. 1-14. 12. Alcohol and Deviant Behavior. Hamill, Pete. 1994. "A Drinking Life." A Drinking Life: A Memoir. Boston: Little Brown. MacAndrew, Craig and Robert B. Edgerton. 1969. "Some People Can Really Hold Their Liquor." Drunken Comportment: A Social Explanation. Chicago: Aldine. Wechsler, Henry, Beth E. Molnar, Andrea E. Davenport, and John S. Baer. 1999. "College Alcohol Use: A Full or Empty Glass?" Journal of American College Health, May, 47(6), p247. 13. Sexual Deviant Behavior. Davis, Kingsley. 1937. "The Sociology of Prostitution." American Sociological Review, 2: 744-755. Heyl, Barbara. 1979. "The Madam as Teacher." In Barbara Heyl, The Madam as Entrepreneur New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books. Pp. 113-128. Elmer-Dewitt, Philip. 1995. "On a Screen Near You: Cyberporn." Time, July 3 : 38-45. Bright, Susie. 1999. "Checkmate: what I teach my daughter about sex." Salon, January 22. 14. Suicide. Gust Brey, Karyn and Tracy Cross. 1999. "An Examination of the Literature Base on the Suicidal Behaviors of Gifted Students." Roeper Review, September, 22(1), p28. Langhinrichsen Rohling, Jennifer, Peter Lewinsohn, Paul Rohde, John Seeley, Candice M. Monson, Kathryn A. Meyer, and Richard Langford. "Gender differences in the suicide-related behaviors of adolescents and young adults." Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, December, 39(11), p839;. Durkheim, Emile. 1951. "Suicide." In Emile Durkheim, Suicide: A Study in Sociology. The Free Press. Pp. 41-53. Part V: Studies In Stigma. 15. Mental Deviant Behavior. Rosenhan, D.L. 1973. "On Being Sane in Insane Places." Science, 179: 250-258. Jensen, Peter S., Lori Kettle, Margaret T. Roper, Michael T. Sloan, Mina K. Dulcan, Christina Hoven, Hector R. Bird, Jose J. Bauermeister, and Jennifer D. Payne. 1999. "Are stimulants overprescribed? Treatment of ADHD in four U.S. communities." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, July, 38(7), p797. Picard, Christy L. 1999. "The level of competition as a factor for the development of eating disorders in female collegiate athletes." Journal of Youth and Adolescence, October, 28(5), p583. 16. Homosexual Behavior. Meier, Robert F. And Gelbert Geis. 1997. "The Gay Movement and Gay Communities." In Victimless Crime? Prostitution, Drugs, Homosexuality, Abortion. Los Angeles: Roxbury. Pp. 133-136;. Owens, Robert E. Jr. 1998. "Becoming Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual." in Robert E. Owens, Jr., Queer Kids: The Challenges and Promise for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth. New York: Haworth Press. Pp. 15-38. Bailey, J. Michael. 1999. "Homosexuality and Mental Illness." Archives of General Psychiatry, October, 56(10), p883. 17. Physical Disabilities. Scott, Robert A. 1969. "The Making of the Blind in Personal interaction." The Making of Blind Men: A Study of Adult Sociology. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications. Pp 20-38. Lamberg, Lynne. 1998. "Blind People Often Sleep Poorly; Research Shines Light on Therapy." The Journal of the American Medical Association, October, 280(13), p1123. Angier, Natalie. 1998. "Thinking twice on splitting twins." The San Diego Union-Tribune, January 7, E-1.
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Robert F. Meier has been Professor the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) since 1998. He obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and has held faculty positions at the University of California, Washington State University, and Iowa State University before coming to UNO. Dr. Meier is the author or editor of 23 books, original and revised editions, and over 75 articles in professional journals, book chapters, and technical reports. He has been a member of the American Sociological Association, Midwest Sociological Society, American Society of Criminology, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is a consultant for the National Science Foundation, National Research Council, and the National Institute of Justice. He has served as associate editor for the American Sociological Review, Criminology, Sociological Inquiry, and Deviant Behavior, and as Vice President of the American Society of Criminology.
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