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Deviant Behavior, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By Alex D Thio

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 10, 2009

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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.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part One: Perspectives and Theories  

Chapter 1: What Is Deviant Behavior?  

Chapter 2: Positivist Theories  

Chapter 3: Constructionist Theories  

 

Part Two: Interpersonal Violence  

Chapter 4: Physical Violence   

Chapter 5:  Rape and Child Molestation  

Chapter 6: Family Violence  

 

Part Three: Self-Destructive Deviance  

Chapter 7:  Suicide 

Chapter 8:  Mental Disorder  

 

Part Four: Diverse Lifestyles  

Chapter 9: Heterosexual Deviance   

Chapter 10: Gays and Other Victims of Stigma  

 

Part Five: Substance Use and Abuse  

Chapter 11: Drug Use   

Chapter 12: Drinking and Alcoholism   

 

Part Six: Inequality in Deviance  

Chapter 13:  Privileged Deviance   

Chapter 14: Underprivileged Deviance  

 

Part Seven: Cyberspace: Wild Frontier  

Chapter 15: Internet Deviance

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part One: 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  

 

Chapter 2: Positivist Theories  

Anomie-Strain Theory  

Social Learning Theory  

Control Theory  

 

Chapter 3: Constructionist Theories  

Labeling Theory  

Phenomenological Theory              

Conflict Theory  

 

Part Two: 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?  

 

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  

 

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  

 

Part Three: Self-Destructive Deviance

 

Chapter 7:  Suicide 

Varieties of Suicidal Experiences  

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  

 

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  

 

Part Four: 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  

 

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  

 

Part Five: Substance Use and Abuse

 

Chapter 11: 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  

 

Chapter 12: 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  

 

 

Part Six: Inequality in Deviance

 

Chapter 13:  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  

 

Chapter 14: Underprivileged Deviance  

Robbery  

Auto Theft and Carjacking  

Burglary  

Shoplifting  

Organized Crime  

A Global Perspective on Organized Crime  

 

Part Seven: Cyberspace: Wild Frontier

 

Chapter 15: Internet Deviance  

Seeking Easy Money Online  

Searching Cyberspace for Sex  

Expressing Hate Online  

Disrupting Computer Networks  

A Global Perspective on Cyberdeviance  

 

 

 

 

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