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8th Edition

Deviant Behavior
Crime, Conflict, and Interest Groups

ISBN 9780205570836
Published November 9, 2007 by Routledge
448 Pages

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Book Description

Using the framework of interest group conflict, this text combines a balanced, comprehensive overview of the field of deviance with first-hand expertise in the workings of the criminal justice system. Deviant Behavior, Seventh Edition, surveys a wide range of topics, from explanations regarding crime and criminal behavior, measurement of crime, violent crime and organizational deviance, to sexual behavior, mental health, and substance abuse. This new edition continues its tradition of applying time-tested, sociological theory to developing social concepts and emerging issues.

Table of Contents

Comprehensive Table of Contents  Part One: The Concept of Deviant Behavior  Chapter 1: Perspectives on Deviants: The Early Development of Criminal Deviance Theory  Who Is Deviant?  The Rational Deviant--The Classical School  The Deviant as Determined--Positivist Criminology  Physical Characteristics of Deviants--Early Approaches  Chapter 2: Theories of Criminal Deviance  Heredity and Mental Deficiencies--Early Approaches  Physical Characteristics Revisited  Personality Defects and Attributes  Sociobiology--Trailblazing or Backtracking?  The Rise of Social Determinism  Economic Influences  Anomie  Subcultures of Deviance  Control Theory  Chapter 3: Why Is Certain Behavior Deviant?  The Labeling Perspective  Conflict Perspectives  Postmodern Criminology  Once Again: What Is Deviant?  Interest Group Conflict and Deviance  Part Two: Crime as Deviant Behavior  Chapter 4: Crime in the Streets--Against the Person  Measuring Crime  Murder and Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Violent Sex and Conflict  Chapter 5: Crime in the Streets--Against Property  Robbery  Burglary  Motor Vehicle Theft  Larceny-Theft  Arson  Larceny in the American Heart  Chapter 6: Assaults against Children and Spouses  Physical Abuse of Children  Spouse Abuse  Sexual Abuse of Children  Chapter 7: Deviance and Organizations  Employee Theft  Police Corruption  Corporate Deviance  Organized Crime  Part Three Deviant Behavior in Contemporary Society  Chapter 8:Deviant Drug Use  Drug Use as Deviance  Classification of Drugs  Alcohol  Heroin  Marijuana  Cocaine  Prescription Drug Abuse  Performance-Enhancing Drugs  Chapter 9: Mental Disorders  What Is Mental Disorder?  Correlates of Mental Disorder  Disease or Label?  Conflict and the Therapeutic State  Common Mental Disorders  Chapter 10: Suicide  History of Suicide  Current Attitudes Toward Suicide  Sociological Theories of Suicide  Incidence of Suicide  Risk Factors and Correlates of Suicide  Failure to Seek Help  Warning Signs  Precipitating Events  Helping Someone Who Is Suicidal  Attempting Suicide  Physician-Assisted Suicide  Prevention and Protection  Chapter 11: Cyberdeviance with Jeffrey Arbaugh  The Computer Underground  Crime and the Internet  Sexual Deviance and Cyberspace  Chapter 12: Sexual Deviance and Sexual Harassment  An Interview with Tony  Prostitution  Homosexuality  Sexual Harrassment  Name Index  Subject Index

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Charles H. McCaghy, Bowling Green State University
Timothy A. Capron, California State University, Sacramento
J. D. Jamieson, Texas State University
Sandra H Harley Carey, Texas State University