Deviant Behavior: Crime, Conflict, and Interest Groups, 8th Edition (Paperback) book cover

Deviant Behavior

Crime, Conflict, and Interest Groups, 8th Edition

By Charles H. McCaghy, Timothy A. Capron, J.D. Jamieson, Sandra Harley H. Carey


448 pages

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Paperback: 9780205570836
pub: 2007-11-16

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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

About the Authors

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

Subject Categories

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

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