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Images of Deviance and Social Control

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This work focuses on how society has historically attempted to explain, study and control deviance. The author presents a view of nine major theoretical perspectives - religious, legal, medical, social, disorganizational, functionalist, anomie, learning, constructionist and critical. For each perspective he describes the basic theoretical images of deviance; discusses its status today; and assesses its strengths and weaknesses. Each is also introduced by a photomontage that represents the central concerns of the perspective ...

Images of Deviance and Social Control 1994, McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780070497658

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