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ISBN-13 9780205182732ISBN-10 0205182739
ISBN-10 0205182720ISBN-13 9780205182725
Author(s): Alex Thio; Thomas Calhoun; Addrain Conyers
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 320

A contemporary collection of readings on deviant behavior

This user-friendly reader contains readings that have been carefully written for clarity and conciseness.  All of the articles reflect current trends in the sociology of deviance.  The authors examine both criminal deviance (such as robbery and white-collar crime) and noncriminal deviance (such as pornography and tattooing).

Deviance Today explores contemporary trends in the study of deviance such as the emphasis on the constructionist perspective and the greater use of ethnography. 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand major theories in the sociology of deviance

  • Explore current trends in deviant behavior

  • Explore different methodologies used to gather data