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Deviance and Social Control
A Sociological Perspective

Second Edition
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June 2016 | 648 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective, Second Edition serves as a guide to students delving into the fascinating world of deviance for the first time. Authors Michelle Inderbitzin, Kristin A. Bates, and Randy Gainey offer a clear overview of issues and perspectives in the field, including introductions to classic and current sociological theories as well as research on definitions and causes of deviance and reactions to deviant behavior. The unique text/reader format provides the best of both worlds, offering both substantial original chapters that clearly explain and outline the sociological perspectives on deviance, along with carefully selected articles on deviance and social control taken directly from leading academic journals and books.
 
Chapter 1. Introduction to Deviance
 
Readings
Morgen L. Thomas. "Sick/Beautiful/Freak: Nonmainstream Body Modification and the Social Construction of Deviance

 
Ralph Wahrman. "Status, Deviance, and Sanctions: A Critical Review."

 
Andrew Ross. "Anti-Social Debts."

 
 
Chapter 2. The Diversity of Deviance
 
Readings
Denise M. Reiling. "The 'Simmie' Side of Life: Old Order Amish Youths’ Affective Response to Culturally Prescribed Deviance."

 
Peter Conrad, Julia Bandini, and Alexandria Vasquez. "Illness and the Internet: From Private to Public Experience"

 
Albert Bandura, Gian-Vittorio Caprara, ad Laszlo Zsolnai. "Corporate Transgressions Through Moral Disengagement"

 
 
Chapter 3. Researching Deviance
 
Readings
Marybeth Ayella. "They Must be Crazy: Some of the Difficulties in Researching 'Cults.'"

 
Raymond M. Lee and Claire M. Renzetti. "The Problems of Researching Sensitive Topics: An Overview and Introduction"

 
Thomas J. Linneman. "Reefer Normal"

 
 
Chapter 4. Anomie/Strain Theory
 
Readings
Randol Contreras. "Becoming a Stickup Kid."

 
Stjepan G. Mestrovic and Ronald Lorenzo. "Durkheim’s Concept of Anomie and the Abuse at Abu Ghraib."

 
Robert Agnew. "A General Strain Theory of Terrorism."

 
 
Chapter 5. Social Disorganization Theory
 
Readings
Robert J. Sampson. "Rethinking Crime and Immigration"

 
John Logan. "Life and Death in the City: Neighborhoods in Context"

 
David Weisburd, Elizabeth R. Groff, Sue-Ming Yang. "The Importance of Both Opportunity and Social Disorganization Theory in a Future Research Agenda to Advance Criminological Theory and Crime Prevention at Places."

 
 
Chapter 6. Differential Association and Social Learning Theory
 
Readings
Lonn Lanza-Kaduce, Michael Capece, and Helena Alden. "Liquor is Quicker: Gender and Social Learning Among College Students"

 
Heather Z. Mui, Paloma Sales, and Sheigla B. Murphy. "Everybody’s Doing It: Initiation to Prescription Drug Misuse."

 
Whitney D. Gunter. "Piracy on the High Speeds: A Test of Social Learning Theory on Digital Piracy among College Students"

 
 
Chapter 7. Social Control Theories of Deviance
 
Readings
Ben-Zion Cohen and Ruth Zeira. "Social Control, Delinquency, and Victimization Among Kibbutz Adolescents."

 
Lloyd C. Harris and Alexia Dumas. "Online Consumer Misbehaviour: An Application of Neutralization Theory."

 
Amy Schalet. "Sex, Love, and Autonomy in the Teenage Sleepover."

 
 
Chapter 8. Labeling Theory
 
Readings
William J. Chambliss. "The Saints and the Roughnecks."

 
David L. Rosenhan. "On Being Sane in Insane Places."

 
 
Chapter 9. Marxist and Conflict Theories of Deviance
 
Readings
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. "The Communist Manifesto."

 
W. E. B. Du Bois. "The Spawn of Slavery: The Convict-Lease System in the South."

 
David G. Embrick. "Two Nations, Revisited: The Lynching of Black and Brown Bodies, Police Brutality, and the Racial Control in ‘Post-Racial’ Amerikkka."

 
 
Chapter 10. Critical Theories of Deviance
 
Readings
Polly F. Radosh. "Reflections on Women’s Crime and Mothers in Prison: A Peacemaking Approach."

 
Suruchi Thapar-Björkert and Karen J. Morgan. "'But Sometimes I Think?.?.?.?They Put Themselves in the Situation': Exploring Blame and Responsibility in Interpersonal Violence."

 
Mary Romero. "Racial Profiling and Immigration Law Enforcement: Rounding Up of Usual Suspects in the Latino Community."

 
 
Chapter 11. Social Control of Deviance
 
Readings
Michelle Inderbitzin. "Lessons From a Juvenile Training School: Survival and Growth."

 
Bruce Western. "Incarceration, Inequality, and Imagining Alternatives."

 
 
Chapter 12. Deviant Careers and Career Deviance
 
Readings
Kathleen Thiede Call and Donna D. McAlpine. "Harry Potter and the Wise and Powerful Life Course Theorist"

 
Mark R. Rank. "As American as Apple Pie: Poverty and Welfare"

 
Jeffrey T. Ulmer and J. William Spencer. "The Contributions of an Interactionist Approach to Research and Theory on Criminal Careers."

 
 
Chapter 13. Global Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control
 
Readings
Sundari Anitha and Aisha K. Gill. "A Moral Panic? The Problematization of Forced Marriage in British Newspapers."

 
Daniel Chirot and Jennifer Edwards. "Making Sense of the Senseless: Understanding Genocide."

 
Sharmila Rudrappa. "India’s Reproductive Assembly Line."

 

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  • Microsoft® Word® test bank, is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content and features.
  • Figures and tables from the printed book available in an easily-downloadable format for use in papers, hand-outs, and presentations
  • Lively and stimulating class activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.
  • Multimedia resources includes appeal to students with different learning styles.
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Our Student Study Site is completely open-access and offers a wide range of additional features!


The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.
  • Multimedia resources adds appeal to students with different learning styles.

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Michelle Lee Inderbitzin

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 PhD 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. More About Author

Kristin A. Bates

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 PhD in sociology from the University of Washington in 1998. More About Author

Randy R. Gainey

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 PhD in sociology in 1995 at the University of Washington. More About Author

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