Social Control - an Introduction 2E
The updated edition includes new and expanded discussion of the 2011 Tucson shootings, post-9/11 counterterrorism laws in the transition from the Bush to the Obama administrations, the death of bin Laden, racial profiling, housing segregation and white flight, hate crimes, (counter)surveillance and flash mobs, the diagnosis of conditions such as ADHD, and agents of socialization in the areas of work and consumption, religion, the family, and the mass media. This new edition of Social Control: An Introduction will be essential reading for students taking courses in deviance and social control, and will also appeal to those studying criminology, the sociology of law, and medical sociology.
- Paperback | 258 pages
- 173.99 x 243.08 x 23mm | 453.59g
- 22 Jan 2013
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
- Chicester, United Kingdom
- 2nd Revised edition
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Erich Goode, Stony Brook University
'The author is widely read in the field of social control, and is to be commended for his coverage of a broad range of material. While the focus is on sociological materials, the author has included relevant concepts and research from related fields, and the connections among disparate literatures reflect insight and originality. The quality of the content is excellent - I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.'
John DeLamater, University of Wisconsin-Madison
'For a century now, scholars have tried to conceptualize control as a central notion in sociology. The second edition of James Chriss's Social Control continues the grand tradition begun by Ward and Ross, deftly weaving in classical and contemporary thought and using current events to illustrate medical, legal, and informal control. This is essential reading for all social scientists, young and old.'
Matthias Gross, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ, Leipzig
'Social Control provides a theoretical diverse and timely discussion of the way the government, medical system, and citizens attempt to regulate behavior in modern society. Chriss draws on wide range of scholarly work in criminology and sociology and presents numerous examples from contemporary America to support his central points.'
James Tucker, University of New Hampshire
"A comprehensive guide to historical debates and more recent controversies, examining in detail the criminal justice system, medicine, everyday life, and national security."