Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-breaking
In Understanding Deviance, Seventh Edition, leading experts David Downes, Paul Rock, and Eugene McLaughlin examine the major sociological theories behind crime and deviance, covering their development, recent research, and varying perspectives on their explanations of criminality. The authors discuss key debates in depth, challenging students to question assumptions and explore new avenues of scholarship. An extensive bibliography provides references to a wide range of both classic and lesser-known texts.
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The Changing Nature And Scope Of The Sociology Of Crime And Deviance
2 Sources of Knowledge about Crime and Deviance
3 The Chicago School
The Durkheimian Legacy
5 Anomie And Strain Theory
6 Culture and Subculture
7 Symbolic Interactionism
9 Control Theories
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