"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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part one General Definitions and Theories of Deviant Behavior
What Is Deviant Behavior?
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