Sociology of Deviant Behavior, 14th Edition

  • Marshall B. Clinard University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Robert F. Meier University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • ISBN-10: 049581167X
  • ISBN-13: 9780495811671
  • 608 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004, 2001
  • © 2011 | Published
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SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR has been the market-leading deviance / criminology textbook for more than 40 years by combining timely research findings and updated data with solid sociological analysis. Designed to appeal to today's students, the 13th edition examines topics with relevance - justified deviance like terrorism; political crime, including electoral crime; and cultural and social reactions to deviance. In addition, each chapter begins with new outlines and Internet resources, contains bolded key terms throughout, and ends with discussion questions and a glossary

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  • "Issues" boxes positioned throughout each chapter address timely issues, while "In Brief" boxes revisit the research studies from the previous chapter in greater detail.
  • Chapter-opening outlines and end of chapter key terms and discussion questions.
  • The Instructor's Manual with Test Bank is updated and includes even more lecture suggestions and discussion questions to pique student interest.

What's New

  • Chapters 4 and 5 have been combined into 1 chapter on theory - Chapter 4: Theories in Deviance.
  • NEW chapter 15 that discusses new types of deviance and emerging trends in deviance, such as pirates, child obesity, cyberdeviance, bullying, rudeness, and teacher-student relationships.
  • Chapters have been organized into parts to help separate the broad topics in deviance.
  • End of chapter Internet resources have been moved tot he Instructor's Manual.
  • NEW PowerPoint slides to accompany this book will help guide your lectures.

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Table of Contents

1. The Nature and Meaning of Deviance.
2. Deviant Events and Social Control.
3. Becoming Deviant.
4. Theories in Deviance.
5. Crimes of Interpersonal Violence.
6. Nonviolent Crime.
7. White-Collar and Corporate Crime.
8. Drug Use and Addiction.
9. Drunkenness and Alcoholism.
10. Suicide.
11. Heterosexual Deviance.
12. Gays, Lesbians, and Homophobia.
13. Physical Disabilities.
14. Mental Disorders.
15. Recent Forms of Deviance.


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All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor's Resource Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 0495903612 | ISBN-13: 9780495903611)

Updated by Israt Zohra of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, each chapter of the Instructor's Manual includes a chapter outline, student learning objectives, teaching suggestions and resources, a new section of video suggestions to use in the classroom, and InfoTrac and Internet exercises that can be assigned as homework. The test bank includes updated multiple choice, true-false, and essay questions, all linked to a learning objective and core text page reference. Multiple choice and true-false questions also list the correct answer.

Online PowerPoint® Slides  (ISBN-10: 0840049811 | ISBN-13: 9780840049810)

New to this edition, use these PowerPoint slides, written by Israt Zohra of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, to guide your lecture on each chapter. As well as covering the core concepts of the chapter, these slides include additional examples that aren't from the text and quiz questions to test your students' knowledge of the lecture material on the spot.

Meet the Author

About the Author

Marshall B. Clinard

Marshall B. Clinard is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has written numerous books and articles on deviance and sociology. He retired in 1978 and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Robert F. Meier

Robert F. Meier is Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has held previous positions at Iowa State University, Washington State University, and the University of California at Irvine. He is the author or editor of 20 books, including original and revised editions, and over 50 articles in professional journals. His scholarly interests include general processes of deviance and social control with a special interest in crime and crime-control policy. He has conducted research on a number of criminological topics, including theories of crime and victimization, forms of crime including white-collar crime, victimless crime, and rape, as well as the topics of deterrence, and legal processes. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.