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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking 7th ed

ISBN13: 9780198747345
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199569830
Published: March 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £32.99

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An indispensable guide to the sociological theories behind crime, it outlines the principal theories of crime and rule-breaking, discussing them chronologically.

Placing each theory in its European and North American contexts, the authors confront major criticisms that have been voiced against each theory, and construct defences where appropriate.

Thoroughly revised and updated in its 7th edition, this is the clearest and most authoritative guide to crime and deviance, written by three leading names in the field.

1: Theoretical contexts: the changing nature and scope of the sociology of crime and deviance
2: Sources of knowledge about crime and deviance
3: The Chicago school of sociology
4: Functionalism: the Durkheim legacy
5: Anomie and strain theory
6: Culture and subculture
7: Symbolic interactionism
8: Phenomenology
9: Control theories
10: Radical criminology
11: Feminist criminology
12: Victimology
13: Public criminology: theory and policy
14: The metamorphosis of the sociology of crime and deviance