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ISBN-13 9780205205189ISBN-10 0205205186
ISBN-10 020520516XISBN-13 9780205205165
Author(s): Alex Thio; Jim D. Taylor; Martin D. Schwartz
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 496

Deviant Behavior challenges students’ own biases and preconceptions.

This best-selling text offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of deviance and is noted for its blend of style and substance. Deviant Behavior covers a wide spectrum of theories of deviance, and analyzes numerous specific deviant behaviors. The author uses an abundance of research data, including many that debunk our common assumptions about deviant behavior. Students are exposed to the full range of theories and data about deviance, and are challenged to think about and evaluate their own biases and preconceptions.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Analyze numerous types of deviant behavior.

  • Challenge their own biases and preconceptions on deviant behavior.

  • Make connections between behavioral theories and concrete deviances.

  • Develop new ways of seeing and understanding chapter material through critical thinking questions.