Sociology Reference Guide: Deviant Behavior & the Violation of Social Norms, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1429834943
  • ISBN-13: 9781429834940
  • DDC: 302.542
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 111 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The Sociology Reference Guide series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various sociological topics. This volume provides a theoretical and methodological introduction to the study of deviance and the violation of social norms. While deviance is generally defined as nonconformity to a set of norms that are accepted in a given community, the very nature of what constitutes a norm is constantly evolving, as is society's comprehension of and response to deviance.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Defining Deviance.
2: Biological & Psychological Theories of Deviance.
3: Durkheim & the Normalization of Deviance.
4: Differential Association Theory.
5: Control Theory of Deviance.
6: Preventing Deviance by Strengthening Social Bonds.
7: Informal & Formal Social Control.
8: Conflict Theory.
9: Subcultural Theories of Deviance.
10: Labeling Theory.
11: Preventing Deviance by Amending Inequality.
12: Deterrence Theory.
13: Correctional Theories.
14: Rational Choice Theory.
15: Deviance & Gender.
16: The Medicalization of Deviance.