Deviant Behavior (10th Edition)

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.

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By Michelle (River Falls, WI) · ★★★☆☆ · May 20, 2014
This was assigned reading for a Sociology of Deviance class. Seriously interesting reading! I would give this book a five star rating for the subject matter and the way it is delivered. Eye-opening statistics and theories on the causes and the reactions to deviant behavior, including shoplifting,... ...more
By Jayson (Quezon, 47, Philippines) · ★★★★★ · September 01, 2014
deviance behavior ...more
By Tayler (Troutman, NC) · ★★★☆☆ · December 12, 2012
Chapters 1-3, 10, 7, 8, 11, 12, 4, 13, 15 ...more
By Chelsea1922 (The United States) · October 02, 2013
How do you open up this book to read it ...more