Theoretical Integration in the Study of Deviance and Crime

Problems and Prospects

Author: Steven F. Messner,Marvin D. Krohn,Allen E. Liska

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791400005

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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How to best generate theoretical growth in the contemporary study of deviance and crime has been the source of much debate. This book represents a diverse range of viewpoints concerned about theoretical integration and its benefits. The chapters encompass both discussion of the requisites for integrating theories and examinations of methodological strategies to test these theories. By providing a source for those grappling with the issue of theoretical integration, the book is sure to stimulate further theoretical development in the sociology of deviance and in criminology.

Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

Social Problems and Public Policy

Deviance and Liberty

Author: Lee Rainwater

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202302638

Category: Social Science

Page: 437

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Deviance is by definition a social problem. Since deviant behavior violates the normative expectations of a given group, deviance must be regarded as a problem for that group, since all groups of people want their norms to be enforced. Many modern societies place considerable value on personal liberty, so much so that interference with personal choices to deviate from group norms can be justified only in terms of the potential damage that particular kinds of behavior might do to the legitimate interests of others. Sociological research suggests that the social problem associated with deviance is often the behavior of individuals who violate norms cannot be justified in terms of basic values of liberty, social order, or justice. In other kinds of deviance, though, the social problem is that people or, in a more organized way, social institutions, interfere with individual liberty and self-realization. Each selection in this volume has been chosen to cover a full range of substantive problematic issues, a range of social science perspectives that can be brought to bear on issues of all kinds, and a range of social science methodologies used in studying modern society. Deviance and Liberty is divided up into thirty-nine contributions and five main parts ranging from "Modern Perspectives on Deviance and Social Problems"; "Deviant Exchanges: Gambling, Drugs, and Sex"; "Deviant Personal Control: Illness, Violence, and Crime; Deviance, Identity, and the Life Cycle"; and "Moral Enterprise and Moral Enforcement". It is a welcome addition to the libraries of those interested in the study of deviance or society as a whole.

Außenseiter

Zur Soziologie abweichenden Verhaltens

Author: Howard S. Becker

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658012544

Category: Social Science

Page: 197

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​ „Der Mensch mit abweichendem Verhalten ist ein Mensch, auf den diese Bezeichnung erfolgreich angewandt worden ist; abweichendes Verhalten ist Verhalten, das Menschen als solches bezeichnen“: Es ist einer der klassischen Sätze der Devianzsoziologie in einem der Klassiker des Feldes. Howard S. Becker betont fernab von alten und simplistischen Fragen danach, „warum Menschen Regeln brechen“, welche Situationen und welche Prozesse dazu führen, dass Menschen in Positionen geraten, in denen sie als „Regelbrecher“ betitelt werden, wie sie mit diesen Positionen umgehen und sich auch gegen diese wehren. „Außenseiter“ erschien erstmals 1963 in New York und wurde 1981 bei S. Fischer in deutscher Übersetzung publiziert. Seit den frühen neunziger Jahren vergriffen, liegt hier nun eine von Michael Dellwing überarbeitete und herausgegebene Version vor.

Crime in Literature

Sociology of Deviance and Fiction

Author: Vincenzo Ruggiero

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859844823

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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Vincent Ruggiero's wide ranging study takes in several authors, including Victor Hugo, Camus, Cervantes and Emile Zola, and addresses themes such as organized crime, the links between crime and drugs, political and administrative corruption, concepts of deviancy and the criminal justice process.

Deviance and Liberty

Social Problems and Public Policy

Author: Lee Rainwater

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351522361

Category: Social Science

Page: 446

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Deviance is by definition a social problem. Since deviant behavior violates the normative expectations of a given group, deviance must be regarded as a problem for that group, since all groups of people want their norms to be enforced. Many modern societies place considerable value on personal liberty, so much so that interference with personal choices to deviate from group norms can be justified only in terms of the potential damage that particular kinds of behavior might do to the legitimate interests of others. Sociological research suggests that the social problem associated with deviance is often the behavior of individuals who violate norms cannot be justified in terms of basic values of liberty, social order, or justice. In other kinds of deviance, though, the social problem is that people or, in a more organized way, social institutions, interfere with individual liberty and self-realization. Each selection in this volume has been chosen to cover a full range of substantive problematic issues, a range of social science perspectives that can be brought to bear on issues of all kinds, and a range of social science methodologies used in studying modern society. 'Deviance and Liberty' is divided up into thirty-nine contributions and five main parts ranging from "Modern Perspectives on Deviance and Social Problems"; "Deviant Exchanges: Gambling, Drugs, and Sex"; "Deviant Personal Control: Illness, Violence, and Crime; Deviance, Identity, and the Life Cycle"; and "Moral Enterprise and Moral Enforcement." It is a welcome addition to the libraries of those interested in the study of deviance or society as a whole.

Women and Deviance: Issues in Social Conflict and Change

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Nanette J. Davis,Jone M. Keith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317287401

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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This book, first published in 1984, is a selective, annotated bibliography on women and deviance that includes historical, cross cultural, sociological, psychological, political, legal, philosophical, and social policy perspectives. This title is concerned with the origins, change, conflict, and consequences of deviant behaviour and "women’s adaptation to their changing roles." It encompasses monographs, journal articles, books, and government documents in English. This title will be of particular interest to students of sociology and criminology.

A Primer in the Sociology of Crime

Author: S. Giora Shoham,John P. Hoffman

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483537048

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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With depth, clarity and erudition, this primer covers all the classic theory and research on the sociology of crime. Written in the 1990s one might think that things have changes and this book is no longer relevant. But things change very slowly in sociology, even though there are mountains of research filling gigabytes of hard disks. There is a lot of stuff to read, but very few new ideas, especially in sociology. So, read this book, or better still, require your students to read it and you and they will have acquired a solid basis of the social theory that purports to explain crime. References.

AQA A2 Sociology Student Unit Guide New Edition: Unit 4 Crime and Deviance

Author: Tony Lawson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444162837

Category: Social Science

Page: 88

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Written by a senior examiner, Tony Lawson, this AQA A2 Sociology Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit 4: Crime and Deviance.This full-colour book includes all you need to know to prepare for your unit exam: clear guidance on the content of the unit, with topic summaries, knowledge check questions and a quick-reference index examiner's advice throughout, so you will know what to expect in the exam and will be able to demonstrate the skills required exam-style questions, with graded student responses, so you can see clearly what is required to get a better grade

Contemporary Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice

Essays in Honor of Gilbert Geis

Author: Gilbert Geis,David Shichor

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130875853

Category: True Crime

Page: 418

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Assembled in honor of the preeminent criminologist and scholar, Gilbert Geis, on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday, this volume features original, interesting, cutting-edge essays written by internationally known contributors in such areas as white collar crime, punishment and social control, public policy issues, comparative criminology, law, victimology, and policing. Features writing, for example, by Braithwaite, Vaughn, Short, Farrington, Levi, Pontell, Calavita, Meier, Simpson, Huff, Cullen on a broad array of topics in THEORY AND METHOD IN CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH; WHITE-COLLAR CRIME AND CORPORATE CRIME; SOCIAL CONTROL; INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE STUDIES; And Various FORMS OF CRIME. For scholars, students, and practitioners of criminal justice.

Crime and Deviance

Essays and Innovations of Edwin M. Lemert

Author: Edwin McCarthy Lemert

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847698172

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

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This volume brings together the significant essays and previously unpublished writings of Edwin M. Lemert. Lemert was one of the first authors to establish the foundations of the modern sociology of crime and social deviance and wrote with empirical insight on various related topics.

Key Concepts in Crime and Society

Author: Ross Coomber,Joseph F Donnermeyer,Karen McElrath,John Scott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473925150

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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"A crucial text for whetting the academic appetite of those studying criminology at university. The comprehensive engagement with key crime and deviance debates and issues make this a perfect springboard for launching into the complex, diverse and exciting realm of researching criminology." - Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce, University of York "Essential reading for those new to the discipline and an invaluable reference point for those well versed in criminology and the sociology of crime and deviance." - Dr Mark Monaghan, University of Leeds Key Concepts in Crime and Society offers an authoritative introduction to key issues in the area of crime as it connects to society. By providing critical insight into the key issues within each concept as well as highlighted cross-references to other key concepts, students will be helped to grasp a clear understanding of each of the topics covered and how they relate to broader areas of crime and criminality. The book is divided into three parts: Understanding Crime and Criminality: introduces topics such as the social construction of crime and deviance, social control, the fear of crime, poverty and exclusion, white collar crime, victims of crime, race/gender and crime. Types of Crime and Criminality: explores examples including human trafficking, sex work, drug crime, environmental crime, cyber crime, war crime, terrorism, and interpersonal violence. Responses to Crime: looks at areas such as crime and the media, policing, moral panics, deterrence, prisons and rehabilitation. The book provides an up-to-date, critical understanding on a wide range of crime related topics covering the major concepts students are likely to encounter within the fields of sociology, criminology and across the social sciences.

Sociology

Author: Steve Chapman

Publisher: Letts and Lonsdale

ISBN: 9781843154471

Category: Sociology

Page: 176

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These New editions of the successful, highly-illustrated study/revision guides have been fully updated to meet the latest specification changes. Written by experienced examiners, they contain in-depth coverage of the key information plus hints, tips and guidance about how to achieve top grades in the A2 exams.

Corporate and Governmental Deviance

Problems of Organizational Behavior in Contemporary Society

Author: M. David Ermann,Richard J. Lundman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195135299

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

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With selections ranging from price-fixing by major corporations to the use of genocide during the Nazi Holocaust, the sixth edition of this respected text teaches how and why organisations, not just individuals, commit acts of deviance.

Crime and Deviance

Author: Doug Thomson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crime

Page: 72

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"This book shows how functionalist, Marxist and interactionalist perspectives can enable a clearer understanding of the complex relationship between society and crime, and give greater insight into the contentious issue os how crime should be controlled." -- COVER.

Understanding Deviance

A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-breaking

Author: David M. Downes,Paul Rock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199569835

Category: Social Science

Page: 409

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'Understanding Deviance' provides an indispensable guide to the major themes and theories which have come to form the sociology of crime and deviance, from their origins in the research of the University of Chicago sociology department in the 1920s to the most recent work in cultural criminology.