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Alex Thio's Deviant Behavior, 10th Edition, ISBN 9780205693238 opens the door for readers to explore the myriad behaviors classified as deviant as well as various theories used to explain them. A wealth of research data integrated with real-life vignettes and student-centered examples challenge users to consider and reassess their own opinions and...
Alex Thio's Deviant Behavior, 10th Edition, ISBN 9780205693238 opens the door for readers to explore the myriad behaviors classified as deviant as well as various theories used to explain them. A wealth of research data integrated with real-life vignettes and student-centered examples challenge users to consider and reassess their own opinions and misconceptions on deviant behavior. This all-inclusive text explores the gamut of deviant behavior that has spanned generations from that of feminism, postmodernism, Marxism, as well as more current deviances including cyberporn, terrorism, cigarette smoking, and governmental deviance. This latest edition has also incorporated current information regarding school violence, serial killers, and the Russian Mafia. Thio, a Professor of Sociology at Ohio University and author of several other texts, has craftily organized this text in an easy-to-read fashion. 14 chapters are strategically divided amongst two sections. Part I entitled 'General Definitions and Theories of Deviant Behavior' serves as a strong introduction into the world of deviance. Chapters devote themselves to answering the question 'What is Deviant Behavior' as well as compare and contrast the facets that encompass traditional versus modern theories of deviance. Part II digs deeper still into the 'Specific Forms of Deviant Behavior' using research data and examples to fully inform the student on such topics. Deviant behavior that is explored through the pages of these chapters include physical violence, forcible rape, family violence, suicide, mental disorder, heterosexual deviance, homophobia and its targets, illegal drug use, drinking and alcoholism, white-collar and governmental deviance, and finally, disreputable economic deviance.
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