Deviance, Crime, and Control: Beyond the Straight and Narrow

Paperback | January 11, 2013

byLorne Tepperman, Alex Tepperman

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With thorough coverage of historical developments, major theories, and contemporary concerns, Deviance, Crime, and Control uses a broad theoretical approach to explore the main theories of deviance, conformity, and social control and the specific types of behaviours that are considereddeviant, focusing on appearance, sexuality, mental illness, substance abuse, adolescent risk-taking, street crime, terrorism, corporate theft, and religious and political fanaticism.

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With thorough coverage of historical developments, major theories, and contemporary concerns, Deviance, Crime, and Control uses a broad theoretical approach to explore the main theories of deviance, conformity, and social control and the specific types of behaviours that are considereddeviant, focusing on appearance, sexuality, mental...

Lorne Tepperman is a professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Toronto. Lorne received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Canadian Sociology Association in 2003. He is the author or editor of numerous OUP publications, including Sociology: A Canadian Perspective (2012), The Sense of Sociability: How People Ov...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.57 inPublished:January 11, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgementsPart One: Introduction1. Sociological Approaches to DevianceA Sociological Approach to Crime and DevianceSociological ApproachesSocial Policy ImplicationsPart Two: Deviant Activities2. Appearance IssuesAppearance NormsAppearance: Its Social MeaningAppearance Issues and the Fashion IndustryCommunities and Subcultures of AppearancePunk AppearanceEating Issues and Appearance NormsTheories about Appearance IssuesConsequences of Appearance IssuesSocial Policy ImplicationsEconomic Consequences3. Mental IllnessThe History of Mental Illness and Public ReactionsThe Characteristics of Mental Illness and Mentally Ill PeopleCommunities and Subcultures of the Mentally IllMedia Depictions of Mental IllnessTheories about Mental IllnessConsequences of Mental IllnessSocial Policy Implications4. Sexual DevianceThe History of Sexual Deviance and Public ReactionsProstitutionPornographyOther Forms of Sexual DeviationAnit-Homosexuality as a Form of Sexual DevianceMedia Depictions of Sexual DevianceTheories about Sexual DevianceConsequences of Sexual DevianceSocial Policy Implications5. Substance AbuseThe Social Role of IntoxicationThe History of Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Public ReactionsThe Activities and Characteristics of Substance AbusersCommunities and Subcultures of Drug UsersMedia Depictions of Substance AbuseTheories about Drug and Alcohol AbuseConsequences of Drug and Alcohol AbuseSocial Policy ImplicationsPart Three: Delinquency and Crime6. Risky Behaviours and DelinquencyA Snapshot of Risky Behaviour: The Case of OntarioThe Developmental Course of Risk-takingThe Gendering of Delinquency and CrimeBullyingAdolescent Risk-takingThe Influence of Family and PeersThe Activities of Juvenile DelinquentsCo-existing ProblemsCommunities and Subcultures of DelinquencyMedia Depictions of DelinquencyTheories about Juvenile DelinquencyConsequences of Juvenile DelinquencySocial Policy ImplicationsFuture Trends7. Violent CrimesThe History of Violent Crime and Public ReactionsDefining Crimes of ViolenceThe Social Characteristics of Violent CriminalsCommunities and Subcultures of ViolenceFamily ViolenceMedia Depictions of Violent CrimeTheories about Violent CrimeConsequences of Violent CrimeSocial Policy Implications8. Non-violent CrimesNon-violent Crime: Its Types and VarietyThe Demographic and Social Characteristics of CriminalsMedia Depictions of Non-violent CrimeTheories about Non-violent CrimeConsequences of Non-violent CrimeFear of CrimeSocial Policy ImplicationsFuture Trends9. Political CrimesCorruptionTreasonRiots and Collective ProtestsTortureThe History of Protest, War, and Rebellion and Public ReactionsCommunities and Subcultures of Protest, War, and RebellionMedia Depictions of Political CrimeTheories about Protest, War, and RebellionConsequences of Protest, War, and RebellionThe Dominant Ideology as Normative SystemSocial Policy Implications10. Victims of Crime and Victims of Conscience NEWTheories about Victims and VictimizationVictimization and the Case of Sex WorkersThe Victimization of Aboriginal PeopleVictims of ConscienceReligion as a Source of Control and DevianceMedia Depictions of VictimizationEconomic Consequences of Human TraffickingSocial Policy Implications of VictimizationPart Four: What Comes Next?11. Social ControlHow Groups Protect ThemselvesManaging Social RewardsStrategies of Social ControlMedia Depictions of Informal ControlConsequences of Social Control12. Formal PunishmentDefinition of PunishmentGoals of PunishmentPunishment in CanadaThe Types and Characteristics of PunishmentMedia Depictions of Formal PunishmentConsequences of ImprisonmentSocial Policy ImplicationsGlossaryReferencesIndex* Note - Every chapter includes:- Introduction- Learning Objectives- Conclusion- Questions for Critical Thought- Recommended Readings- Recommended Websites- Recommended Movies

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"Well written and researched. . . . I love the reading material and the fact that it ties theories in to the material presented in each chapter." --Deborah Boutilier, Niagara College