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Publisher Description

Deviance: Social Constructions and Blurred Boundaries draws on up-to-date scholarship across a wide spectrum of deviance categories, providing a symbolic interactionist analysis of the deviance process. The book addresses positivistic theories of deviant behavior within a description of the deviance process that encompasses the work of deviance claims-makers, rule-breakers, and social control agents.
 
Students: 
are introduced to the sociology of deviancelearn to analyze several kinds of criminal deviance that involve unwilling victims—such as murder, rape, street-level property crime, and white-collar crimelearn to examine several categories of “lifestyle” and “status” deviancedevelop skills for critical analysis of criminal justice and social policiesOverall, students gain an understanding of the sociology of deviance through cross-cultural comparisons, historical overview of deviance in the U.S., and up-close analysis of the lived experience of those who are labeled deviant as well as responses to them in the U.S. today.

Instructor Resources are available to easily help with lecture and exam preparation. 

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2017
August 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
University of California Press
SELLER
University of California Press
SIZE
8.3
MB

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