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Deviance, Crime, and Control: Beyond the Straight and Narrow

 
 
 
 
Deviance, Crime, and Control: Beyond the Straight and Narrow
Author: Lorne Tepperman
ISBN 13: 9780195430257
ISBN 10: 195430255
Edition: 2
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009-11-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 418
List Price: $65.00
 
 

Deviance, Crime, and Control: Beyond the Straight and Narrow, second edition, assumes that deviance is normal behavior and conformity is socially constructed. The 'discovery' of deviant behavior indicates society's degree of cohesion, tolerance, and control over individuals. The benchmarks for what constitutes 'deviance' are in a constant state of change. This book studies contemporary notions and forms of deviance and control against the backdrop of history. In addition, the author takes a multi-paradigm approach and discusses deviance and conformity from functionalist, conflict, social constructionist/symbolic interactionist, feminist, and postmodern perspectives. Using health and well-being as a measure of tight social control, this text focuses on the outcomes of deviance. Emphasizing the need to find new solutions to social problems, Deviance, Crime, and Control provides students with a fresh perspective.