Understanding Deviance

Understanding Deviance

A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-breaking

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Baker & Taylor
'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.

Oxford University Press
This popular textbook provides the reader with an indispensable guide to criminological theory. It sympathetically outlines the principal theories of crime and rule-breaking, placing them in their European and North American contexts, confronting major criticisms that have been voiced against them, and constructing defences where appropriate. The book has been thoroughly revised and brought up to date to include new issues of crime, deviance and theory in the early twenty-first century, and includes summaries of cultural criminology and new assessments of the contribution made by Gottfredson and Hirschi to control theory.

Publisher: Oxford, Eng. ; Toronto : Oxford University Press, 2007
Edition: 5th ed
ISBN: 9780199278282
Characteristics: x, 374 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Rock, Paul Elliott


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