Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Deviance and Rule Breaking, Canadian Edition

Paperback | August 22, 2012

byDavid Downes, Paul Rock, Chris Mccormick

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Now in its second Canadian edition, Understanding Deviance continues to be the definitive survey of theoretical developments in the study of crime and rule-breaking. Offering in-depth coverage of the major schools of sociological thought, from the early work of the Chicago School totwenty-first-century developments, this is an invaluable introduction for students new to the study of deviance.

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Now in its second Canadian edition, Understanding Deviance continues to be the definitive survey of theoretical developments in the study of crime and rule-breaking. Offering in-depth coverage of the major schools of sociological thought, from the early work of the Chicago School totwenty-first-century developments, this is an invaluab...

Chris McCormick is a professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick. He is well-known within the Canadian academic criminology community, having written several books, including Criminology in Canada: Theories, Typologies, and Patterns, 4/e (Nelson, 2010), Crime and Deviance ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.51 inPublished:August 22, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195440161

ISBN - 13:9780195440164

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Table of Contents

1. Confusion and DiversityThe Character and Sources of AmbiguitySources of DiversityThe Social Contexts of DifferentiationImplications2. Sources of Knowledge about DevianceThe Elusive Quality of DevianceSome Methodological StrategiesIndirect SourcesImplications3. The University of Chicago SchoolThe University, the Department, and the CityThe Roots of ResponsivenessEcologySocial Ecology in MontrealDeviance, Crime, and PathologyThe Normal and the PathologicalCriticism4. Functionalism, Deviance, and ControlThe Sociological BackgroundThe Functions of Deviance and ControlDevelopments in SociologyCriticism5. AnomieDurkheim's Theory of AnomieMerton's Theory of AnomieAnomie and AfterThe Crisis of Social CapitalTowards an Anomic Culture?Criticism6. Deviance, Culture, and SubcultureTheoretical PerspectivesCulture Conflict TheoryClass Conflict TheoryCriticism7. Symbolic InteractionismSymbolic Interactionism and DevianceCriticism8. PhenomenologyPhenomenology: Some PremisesPhenomenology, Sociology, and DevianceCriticism9. Control TheoriesSociological Control Theories of Deviance"Situational" Control TheoriesMiscellaneous Theories of a Control CharacterRoutine Activity TheoryCriticism10. Radical Studies of DevianceThe "New" CriminologyThe Birmingham SchoolRadical Deviancy Studies in the United StatesAllied ApproachesThe Emergence of Left Realism"New Directions" in Canadian Studies of DevianceCriticism11. Feminist Approaches to DevianceThe Critique of TraditionFemale Emancipation and DevianceLeniency and ControlGender, Deviance, and Social ControlFeminism and the Female VictimCriticism12. The Metamorphosis of Deviance?How Theories Illuminate the Millennium - Prediction and Control

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"Downes, Rock, and McCormick have written one of the finest books on the topics of deviance and social control that I have read. It presents the diversity of the field in a thorough and well-documented manner." --David Brownfield, University of Toronto Mississauga