Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control

Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control

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Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control by Michelle Inderbitzin, Kristin Bates, and Randy Gainey is a core textbook that provides a sociological examination of deviance and social control in society.  Derived from the successful text/reader version, this concise and student-friendly resource uses sociological theories to explain a variety of issues related to deviant behavior and societal reactions to deviance. The authors briefly explain the development of major sociological theoretical perspectives and use current research and examples to show how those theories are used to think about and study the causes of deviant behavior and the reactions to it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544308067
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/21/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 986,294
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Michelle Inderbitzin primarily studies prison culture, juvenile justice, and transformative education. She is co-editor of the book The Voluntary Sector in Prisons: Encouraging Personal and Institutional Change, and she won the American Society of Criminology Teaching Award in 2017. Dr. Inderbitzin earned her Ph D in sociology from the University of Washington and has been a faculty member at Oregon State University since 2001. Along with her on-campus classes on crime and deviance, she regularly teaches classes and volunteers in Oregon’s maximum-security prison for men and state youth correctional facilities.

Kristin A. Bates is a professor of criminology and justice studies in the Department of Sociology at California State University San Marcos. Her research focuses on racial, ethnic, and gender inequality in criminal justice policies. She is currently involved in a study examining the community impact of civil gang injunctions. She is co-editor of the book Through the Eye of Katrina: Social Justice in the United States, as well as co-author of Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society, both in their second editions. Dr. Bates earned her Ph D in sociology from the University of Washington in 1998.



Randy R. Gainey is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University. His research focuses on sentencing decisions, alternatives to incarceration, and neighborhood characteristics and crime. He is co-author of two other books: Family Violence and Criminal Justice: A Life-Course Approach, now in its third edition, and Drugs and Policing. His articles have recently appeared in Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Theoretical Criminology, The Prison Journal, The Journal of Criminal Justice, and The Journal of Crime and Justice. Dr. Gainey earned his Ph D in sociology in 1995 at the University of Washington.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Deviance
Conceptions of Deviance
The Sociological Imagination
The Importance of Theory
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites
Now YOU?.?.?.?Use Your Sociological Imagination
Ideas in Action
CHAPTER 2: The Diversity of Deviance
Deviance and Its Varied Forms
Physical Deviance and Appearance: Ideals of Beauty and Everyone Else
Relationships and Deviance
Deviance in Cyberspace: Making Up the Norms as We Go
Subcultural Deviance
Elite Deviance, Corporate Deviance, and Workplace Misconduct
Positive Deviance
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: The Cases of Addiction, Prostitution, and Graffiti
Ideas in Action: Guerrilla Gardening in Low-Income Areas
Question: So Who Are the Deviants? Answer: It Depends on Who You Ask
CHAPTER 3: Researching Deviance
Methodological Approaches to Studying Deviance
Content Analysis
Secondary Data Sources
Ideas in Action: Evaluating Programs and Policy
Ethical Considerations in Studying Deviance Conclusion
CHAPTER 4: Anomie/Strain Theory
Development of Anomie/Strain Theory
Emile Durkheim and Anomie
Robert Merton and Adaptations to Anomie/Strain
Richard Cloward and Lloyd Ohlin, Differential Opportunity
Albert Cohen, Delinquent Boys
Robert Agnew—General Strain Theory
Steven Messner and Richard Rosenfeld: Crime and the American Dream—Institutional Anomie Theory
Application of Anomie and Strain Theories
Critiques of Anomie and Strain Theories
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: The Occupy Wall Street Movement
Ideas in Action: Defy Ventures – Transforming Innovation into Legitimate Success
CHAPTER 5: Social Disorganization Theory
Development of Social Disorganization Theory
Shaw and McKay Study of Juvenile Delinquency and Urban Areas
Critiques of Social Disorganization Theory
Rebirth of Social Disorganization Theory
Application of Social Disorganization Theory
More Theoretical and Empirical Advances and Divergences: Social and Physical Disorder
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites with Social Disorganization Theory
Ideas in Action: Programs and Policy from Social Disorganization and Broken Windows Perspectives
CHAPTER 6: Differential Association and Social Learning Theory
Development of Differential Association Theory
Development of Akers’s Social Learning Theory
Social Structure and Social Learning (SSSL)
Application of Differential Association and Social Learning
Critiques of Differential Association and Social Learning Theories
Cultural Deviance Theory and Subcultural Explanations of Deviance
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: Teen Alcohol and Drug Use
Ideas in Action: Programs and Policy from a Social Learning Perspective
CHAPTER 7: Social Control Theories of Deviance
Development of Social Control Theory
Techniques of Neutralization
Contemporary Additions to Social Control Theory
Application of Social Control Theories
Critiques of Social Control Theories
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: The Case of Teenage Runaways/Homelessness and Medical Deviance by Doctors
Ideas in Action: Homeboy Industries
CHAPTER 8: Labeling Theory
Development of Labeling Theory
How the Labeling Process Works
Labeling and Mental Illness
Labeling and Delinquency
Application of Labeling Theory
Impact of Labeling Theory
Critiques of Labeling Theory
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: Considering Drinking – and Not Drinking – on College Campuses
Ideas in Action: “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Instilling Positive Labels
CHAPTER 9: Marxist/Conflict Theories of Deviance
Development of Marxist Theory
Development of Conflict Theory
Applications of Marxist/Conflict Theory
Critiques of Marxism and Conflict Theory
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: The Cases of Shoplifting and Employees Locked in the Workplace
Ideas in Action: Racial Impact Statements
CHAPTER 10: Critical Theories of Deviance
Development of Feminist Criminology
Development of Critical Race Theory
Development of Peacemaking
Critiques of Critical Theories
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: The Cases of Pornography and Illegal Government Surveillance
Ideas in Action: Navajo Peacemaking and Domestic Violence
CHAPTER 11: Social Control of Deviance
Medicalization of Deviant Behavior
Policing, Supervision, and the Impact of Incarceration on Disadvantaged Populations and Communities
Total Institutions
Correctional Facilities and the Purposes of Punishment
Gresham Sykes and the Pains of Imprisonment
Juvenile Correctional Facilities
Reentry—Challenges in Returning to the Community After Time in an Institution
Public Fear and Social Control: The Case of Sex Offenders
Collateral Consequences—Effects on Communities and Families
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: Considering How Money Can Matter in Local Jails
Ideas in Action: College Programs in Prisons
CHAPTER 12: Deviant Careers and Career Deviance
Development of a Deviant Careers and Career Deviance Approach
Getting Into Deviance: Onset of a Deviant Career
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: Anorexia and the Prostitution Rehabilitation Program
Risk and Protective Factors for Onset
Maintaining a Deviant Career: Living the Life
Getting Out of the Game: Desistance From Career Deviance
Ideas in Action: Programs and Policy from a Career Deviance/Deviant Career Perspective
CHAPTER 13. Deviance and Social Control in Global Context
Researching Deviance Globally
Trials and Tribulations Involved in Researching Deviance across the Globe
Empirical Tests of Theories of Deviance Globally
Social Control in Global Context
Explaining Deviance in the Streets and Deviance in the Suites: Human Trafficking: Crossing Boundaries and Borders
Ideas in Action: What Can Be Done about Human Trafficking?

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