||Revised edition of the author's Deviant behavior, 2014.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:
||Includes bibliographical references.
|Formatted Contents Note:
||Preface and acknowledgments -- Detailed table of contents -- An introduction to deviance -- Explaining deviant behavior -- Constructing deviance -- Poverty and disrepute -- Crime and criminalization -- Criminal behavior -- White collar and corporate crime -- Substance abuse -- Sexual deviance -- Unconventional beliefs -- Mental disorder -- Deviant physical characteristics -- Tribal stigma : race, religion, and ethnicity -- Concluding thoughts -- References.
||Deviant behavior provides a comprehensive study of the behavior, beliefs, conditions, and reactions to deviance, giving students a better understanding of this phenomenon. Deviance is discussed from the sociological perspectives of positivism and constructionism. Readers will grasp the reason behind deviant behavior through the positivist perspective and why certain actions, beliefs, and physical characteristics are condemned through the constructionist perspective.