Control Balance: Toward A General Theory Of Deviance, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Control Balance

Toward A General Theory Of Deviance, 1st Edition

By Charles R Tittle


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A major contribution to the field of crime/deviance, this volume by noted criminologist Charles R. Tittle puts forth an integrated theory of deviance?control balance. Its central premise is that the total amount of control people are subjected to, relative to the control they can exercise, will affect the probability and type of their deviant behav

Table of Contents

1 The Problem with Simple Theories -- 2 Features of Adequate Theory -- 3 Conventional Methods of Theory Building -- 4 Theoretical Integration -- 5 What Is to Be Explained -- 6 The Concepts of Control Balance Theory -- 7 The Causal Process of Control Balance Theory -- 8 Contingencies for the Central Causal Process -- 9 Compatibility of the Theory with Evidence -- 10 Integration and Critique

About the Author

Charles R. Tittle is professor of sociology at Washington State University at Pullman. He is the editor of Criminology, the journal of the American Society of Criminology, and the author of Society of Subordinates and Sanctions and Social Deviance.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General