Deviant Behavior

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Allyn & Bacon, 2001 - Deviant behavior - 447 pages
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"Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of deviance; this book is noted for its blend of readability and scholarship." Deviant Behavior covers a wide spectrum of theories of deviance, and analyzes specific deviant behaviors. The author utilizes an abundance of research data, including much that debunks our common assumptions about deviant behavior. Thus readers are not only exposed to the full range of theories and data about deviance, but are challenged to think about and evaluate their own biases and preconceptions." For anyone interested in sociology and deviant behavior.

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Contents

part one General Definitions and Theories of Deviant Behavior
1
What Is Deviant Behavior?
3
Explaining Deviance
16
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Alex Thio is Professor of Sociology at Ohio University. Born of Chinese parentage in Penang, Malaysia, he grew up in a multicultural environment. He acquired fluency in Mandarin (modern standard Chinese), Malay, and Indonesian. He also picked up a smattering of English and Dutch. He took French and German in high school and college. Professor Thio attended primary school in Malaysia and high school in Indonesia. He then came to the United States and worked his way through Central Methodist College in Missouri, where he majored in social sciences. Later, he studied sociology as a graduate student at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and he completed his doctorate while working as a research and teaching assistant. Professor Thio regularly teaches courses in deviance, introductory sociology, social problems, and criminology. In addition to teaching, he enjoys writing. He is the author of the "Sociology: A Brief Introduction," ""Society: Myths and Realities (Penguin Academic), ""and "Deviant Behavior,

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