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Deviant behavior, 7th ed.

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Couverture de l’ouvrage Deviant behavior, 7th ed.

Alex Thio's best-selling book 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.

The seventh edition features significant new coverage of current topics, including: recent developments in anomie-strain theory (Chapter 2), stalking, hate-motivated violence, genocide, the September 11, 2001 attacks, and the war on terrorism (Chapter 4), male rape inside and outside the prison, and pedophile priests (Chapter 5), the illegal drug Ecstasy, and the abuse of prescription drugs, particularly OxyContin (Chapter 11).

'Each chapter includes ''Summary,'' ''Further Reading,'' and ''Critical Thinking Questions.''

Preface.


About the Author.

I. PERSPECTIVES AND THEORIES.

1. What Is Deviant Behavior?

Conflicting Definitions.

The Positivist Perspective.

The Constructionist Perspective.

2. Positivist Theories.

Anomie-Strain Theory.

Social Learning Theory.

Control Theory.

Constructionist Theories.

Labeling Theory.

Phenomenological Theory.

Conflict Theory.

II. INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE.

4. Physical Violence.

Assault and Aggravated Assault.

Who Is More Likely to Kill?

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