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.
Using the interest group conflict framework, this textbook examines explanations concerning the definition of deviance, the causes of crime, its measurement, organizational deviance, sexual behavior, mental health, and substance abuse. Real-world examples highlight key concepts. Particular attention is given to current social issues, including hate crimes, homosexuality, cyberdeviance, date rape, police corruption, and drugs. The authors teach in American universities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)