Sociology of Deviant Behavior

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Cengage Learning, Feb 14, 2007 - Science - 608 pages
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User Review  - bdank - LibraryThing

Clinard was(is) one of the great sociologists of the second half of the 20th century. One of the areas he wrote in was deviance, and he did a brilliant job of capturing the field in this text which has gone thru numerous editions since it was first published in the 1960s. Read full review

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This was an excellent book. If I could find the time, I would definitely read it again.

Contents

The Nature and Meaning of Deviance
1
Deviant Events and Social Control
23
Becoming Deviant
42
Anomie and Conflict Theories
70
Labeling Control and Learning Theories of Deviance
85
Crimes of Interpersonal Violence
106
Nonviolent Crime
142
WhiteCollar and Corporate Crime
167
Heterosexual Deviance
296
Suicide
336
Physical Disabilities
374
Gays Lesbians and Homophobia
404
Mental Disorders
455
iv
457
Social Dimensions of Eating Disorders
480
Summary
493

Drug Use and Addiction
204
9DrugUseandAddiction
206
Drunkenness and Alcoholism
254

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About the author (2007)

Marshall Clinard (1911-2010) was Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He wrote numerous books and articles on deviance and sociology, and was a major contributor to our understanding of white-collar and corporate criminality.

Robert F. Meier has been Professor the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) since 1998. He obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and has held faculty positions at the University of California, Washington State University, and Iowa State University before coming to UNO. Dr. Meier is the author or editor of 23 books, original and revised editions, and over 75 articles in professional journals, book chapters, and technical reports. He has been a member of the American Sociological Association, Midwest Sociological Society, American Society of Criminology, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is a consultant for the National Science Foundation, National Research Council, and the National Institute of Justice. He has served as associate editor for the American Sociological Review, Criminology, Sociological Inquiry, and Deviant Behavior, and as Vice President of the American Society of Criminology.

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