Readings in Deviant Behavior

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Allyn and Bacon, 2000 - Deviant behavior - 403 pages
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This collection of readings represents the full range of deviance sociology, dealing with many different theories as well as data collected via different research methodologies. KEYTOPICS: " All of the readings have been carefully edited for clarity, conciseness, and forcefulness to ensure that readers will find them easy and enjoyable to read while learning what deviance is all about. The second edition features many new articles that reflect current trends, especially those dealing with noncriminal deviance as well as those that emphasize the constructionist perspective. Anyone interested in learning more about deviance and deviant behavior in the fields of criminology, sociology, and criminal justice.

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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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