“Humphrey and Schmalleger’s Deviant Behavior not only introduces students to what the essence of deviance is, it also inspires student curiosity about the structure, processes, and dynamics associated across a wide range of deviant forms, from high-consensus, violent forms of deviant behavior to lower-consensus extreme forms of everyday behaviors.
"This is a well-organized, comprehensive textbook that considers the role of social media and digital spaces. It has relevant, current examples that help illustrate the applicability of the material."
Deviant Behavior is a well-structured and presented view of the issue of deviance. Suitable for not only undergraduate students, but postgraduate learners as well. It provides a comprehensive look at nature of deviance along with relevant theoretical perspectives associated with different forms of deviance.
This was a very very difficult decision. This book is excellent in providing concrete examples to apply theory to. It also is excellent in ending the chapter with an overview of how the theories apply.
The HUGE gap is the omission of critical theories such as feminism, critical race, and intersectionality from the contemporary theory.
Because i value having concrete examples to apply theory to, I am chosing this book. However, I know I will be adding a great deal of content to the course to make up for the missing critical theories.
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