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Deviant Behavior, 11th Edition

By Alex D Thio, Jim D Taylor, Martin D Schwartz

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 4, 2012

Description

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.

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Table of Contents

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 


1. Brief Table of Contents

Part 1:  Perspectives and Theories

Chapter 1:     What Is Deviant Behavior?  

Chapter 2:    Positivist Theories    

Chapter 3:     Constructionist Theories      

 

Part 2:  Interpersonal Violence

Chapter 4:    Physical Violence      

Chapter 5:    Rape and Child Molestation  

Chapter 6:    Family Violence       

 

Part 3:  Self-Destructive Deviance

Chapter 7:    Suicide

Chapter 8:    Mental Disorder       

 

Part 4:  Diverse Lifestyles

Chapter 9:    Heterosexual Deviance       

Chapter 10:  Gays and Other Victims of Stigma  

 

Part 5:  Cyberspace: Wild Frontier

Chapter 11:  Internet Deviance

 

Part 6:  Substance Use and Abuse          

Chapter 12:  Drug Use      

Chapter 13:  Drinking and Alcoholism      

 

Part 7:  Inequality in Deviance

Chapter 14:  Privileged Deviance  

Chapter 15:  Underprivileged Deviance    

 


2. Full Table of Contents

 

Part 1:  Perspectives and Theories

 

Chapter 1:     What Is Deviant Behavior?          

Conflicting Definitions

The Positivist Perspective     

The Constructionist Perspective      

An Integrated View  

A Word about Deviance and Crime 

Summary     

Further Reading       

Critical Thinking Questions   

Internet Resources

           

Chapter 2:     Positivist Theories
Anomie-Strain Theory        

Social Learning Theory

Control Theory        

Summary     

Further Reading       

Critical Thinking Questions   

Internet Resources

 

Chapter 3:     Constructionist Theories

Labeling Theory

Phenomenological Theory             

Conflict Theory        

Summary     

Further Reading       

Critical Thinking Questions   

Internet Resources     

 

Part 2:  Interpersonal Violence

 

Chapter 4:    Physical Violence   

Assault and Aggravated Assault     

Who Is More Likely to Kill?   

Patterns of Killing     

Characteristics of Homicide 

Mass and Serial Murder      

A Social Profile of Serial Killers      

A Global Perspective on Homicide        

School Violence       

Stalking        

Hate Killing    

Genocide      

Terrorism: The September 11 Attacks      

Why Do People Kill?  

Does the Death Penalty Deter Murder?     

Summary     

Further Reading             

Critical Thinking Questions   

Internet Resources     

 

Chapter 5:    Rape and Child Molestation

Patterns of Rape     

Consequences of Rape       

The Culture of Rape 

A Global Perspective on Wartime Rape      

Why Men Rape Women       

Males as Victims       

Child Molestation      

Summary     

Further Reading          

Critical Thinking Questions   

Internet Resources

 

Chapter 6:    Family Violence     

Myths about Family Violence

The Extent of Family Violence        

Marital Rape  

Wife Beating 

Child Abuse   

Elder Abuse   

A Social Profile of Family Abusers  

A Global Perspective on Family Violence    

Theories of Family Violence 

Social Responses to Family Violence

Summary     

Further Reading       

Critical Thinking Questions   

Internet Resources                     

 

Part 3:  Self-Destructive Deviance

 

Chapter 7:    Suicide

Varieties of Suicidal Experiences    

Self Injurers 

Inside the Social Structure and Organization of Cutting    

Groups with Higher Suicide Rates   

A Social Profile of Suicide Bombers

Situational Factors in Suicide

A Global Perspective on Suicide      

Social Responses to Suicide 

Sociological Theories of Suicide      

Summary     

Further Reading       

Critical Thinking Questions   

Internet Resources

 

Chapter 8:    Mental Disorder

Popular Beliefs     

Types of Mental Disorder    

Social Factors in Mental Disorder    

A Global Perspective on Mental Disorder    

Societal Responses to Mental Disorder      

Perspectives on Mental Disorder

Summary          

Further Reading       

Critical Thinking Questions   

Internet Resources     

 

Part 4:  Diverse Lifestyles

 

Chapter 9:    Heterosexual Deviance   

Teen Sex               

Extramarital Sex            

A Social Profile of Swingers 

Pornography 

Phone Sex         

Nude Dancing

Sexual Harassment  

The World of Prostitution    

A Global Perspective on Prostitution

Theories of Prostitution       

Summary          

Further Reading       

Critical Thinking Questions   

Internet Resources

 

Chapter 10:  Gays and Other Victims of Stigma          

Myths about Homosexuality     

Gays and Lesbians   

Same-Sex Practices among Straights and Bisexuals       

Homophobia       

A Global Perspective on Homophobia        

Other Victims of Social Stigma       

Summary          

Further Reading       

Critical Thinking Questions   

Internet Resources   

 

Part 5:  Cyberspace: Wild Frontier

 

Chapter 11:   Internet Deviance

Seeking Easy Money Online      

Searching Cyberspace for Sex       

Expressing Hate Online       

Disrupting Computer Networks      

A Global Perspective on Cyberdeviance     

Summary     

Further Reading       

Critical Thinking Questions   

Internet Resources

 

Part 6:  Substance Use and Abuse          

 

Chapter 12:  Drug Use      

Drug Use in Perspective 

Illegal Drugs: Their Effects and Users       

Social Dimensions of Drug Use      

Becoming a Drug User

A Social Profile of Illegal Drug Users         

What Causes Illegal Drug Use?       

The War on Drugs    

Abusing Prescription Drugs, Particularly OxyContin

Smoking Cigarettes  

A Global Perspective on Smoking   

Summary     

Further Reading             

Critical Thinking Questions   

Internet Resources            

                  

Chapter 13:  Drinking and Alcoholism

The Extent of Drinking and Alcoholism      

Myths about Alcohol Abuse  

What Alcohol Does to Its Users      

Social Factors in Drinking    

A Global Perspective on Drinking    

What Is Alcoholism? 

Becoming an Alcoholic        

College Students and Alcohol

Women and Alcohol              

What Causes Alcoholism?    

Controlling Alcohol Use and Abuse  

Summary          

Further Reading       

Critical Thinking Questions   

Internet Resources   

 

Part 7:  Inequality in Deviance

 

Chapter 14:  Privileged Deviance  

What Is White-Collar Deviance?        

Corporate Deviance  

A Social Profile of Corporate Crooks         

Occupational Deviance        

What Makes White-Collar Deviance Unique?         

Causes of White-Collar Deviance    

Governmental Deviance      

A Global Perspective on Official Corruption

Official Ways of Neutralizing Deviance      

Causes of Governmental Deviance 

Summary          

Further Reading       

Critical Thinking Questions   

Internet Resources                     

                         

Chapter 15:  Underprivileged Deviance

Robbery      

Auto Theft and Carjacking   

Burglary            

Shoplifting         

Organized Crime       

A Global Perspective on Organized Crime  

Summary     

Further Reading       

Critical Thinking Questions   

Internet Resources                     

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