Thio's Deviant Behavior, 13th edition

  • Alex C. Thio, 
  • Jim D. Taylor, 
  • Martin D. Schwartz

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Thio’s Deviant Behavior explores the current state and future directions of deviance. Building upon the work of the late Alex Thio, authors Jim Taylor and Martin Schwartz provide a solid foundation in scientific theories of deviance. The authors encourage you to apply your understanding of key concepts to emerging forms of deviant behavior such as Internet trolling and prescription drug abuse.

The 13th Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent trends in deviance, including new coverage of school violence, sexual harassment, self-injury, online stalking, modern forms of fraud and more. Relevant stories from pop culture and coverage of recent high-profile cases involving prominent media personalities enable you to see how the study of deviance can be helpful in understanding today’s world.

Published by Pearson (May 22nd 2024) - Copyright © 2025

ISBN-13: 9780137994595

Subject: Sociology

Category: Social Problems


  1. What Is Deviant Behavior?
  2. Positivist Theories
  3. Constructionist Theories
  4. Physical Violence
  5. Sexual Assault and Child Molestation
  6. Family Violence
  7. Suicide and Self-Injury
  8. Mental Disorder
  9. Heterosexual Deviance
  10. Gay People and Other Targets of Stigma
  11. Internet Deviance
  12. Drug Use
  13. Drinking and Alcoholism
  14. Privileged Deviance
  15. Underprivileged Deviance

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