Social Control at the Margins : Towards a General Understanding of Deviance
This book should be of interest to undergraduate courses in sociology.
- Paperback | 300 pages
- 165.1 x 234.95 x 12.7mm | 430.91g
- 01 Sep 1989
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
- Belmont, CA, United States
Table of contents
Part One: The elusive reality of deviance. Experiencing and describing deviance. Deviance, society, and human experience. Explaining deviance: basic concepts, classical theories, and rates of deviance. Explaining deviance: contemporary theories and causes of deviance. Researching deviance. Part Two: Deviance: social organization, niches, and actions. Heterosexual deviance. Mental illness. Violence. White collar crime. Some final thoughts on social policy. Endnotes. Bibliography. Index.