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Deviance: Career of a Concept

Deviance: Career of a Concept
Author: Joel Best
ISBN 13: 9780534570019
ISBN 10: 534570011
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2003-04-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
List Price: $95.95

One of America's foremost experts on deviance, Joel Best, explores the history of the study of deviance in this short, highly accessible supplementary text. Joel Best covers the emergence of anomie theory in the 1950s, the rise of labeling theory in the 1960s, and the shifts in the field as it came under criticism from other theoretical perspectives.