Deviant Behavior, 12th edition

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

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For courses in Deviance (Sociology).


Explore the origins, causes, and future directions of deviant behavior

Deviant Behavior, 12th Edition puts readers in the driver's seat, letting them see what the experts have to say about the origins, causes, current state, and future directions of deviance. Providing a solid foundation in scientific theories of deviance, the text invites readers to apply theories and research to the most relevant forms of deviant behavior today, including emerging forms, such as hacktivism and virtual kidnapping. This extensively updated and revised 12th Edition takes a fresh look at time-honored topics, while shining a spotlight on cutting-edge innovations and deviance-related topics on the horizon.

Table of contents

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-Harm

8. Mental Disorder

9. Heterosexual Deviance

10. Gays 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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Published by Pearson (January 12th 2018) - Copyright © 2019