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NCJ Number: 32880 Find in a Library
Title: DEVIANCE - ACTION, REACTION, INTERACTION - STUDIES IN POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE OBEDIENCE
Author(s): F R SCARPITTI; P T MCFARLANE
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 459
Sponsoring Agency: Addison-Wesley Publishing
Boston, MA 02116
Sale Source: Addison-Wesley Publishing
75 Arlington Street Suite 300
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS TEXTBOOK PRESENTS 28 ARTICLES DEALING WITH DEVIANT ACTION, REACTIONS TO DEVIANCE, AND THE INTERACTIVE PROCESS IN DEVIANCE DEFINITIONS.
Abstract: THE EDITORS FIRST PROVIDE AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL DEVIANCE, DISCUSSING SUCH TOPICS AS SOCIAL NORMS, SOURCES OF DEVIANCE DEFINITIONS, THE FUNCTIONS OF DEVIANCE, AND NONSOCIOLOGICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS OF DEVIANCE. THE SPECIFIC NATURE OF DEVIANCE IS THEN EXPLORED - FROM DEVIANT ACTIONS TO DEVIANT ATTRIBUTES AND DEVIANT BELIEFS. THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL REACTIONS TO DEVIANCE IS DISCUSSED, AND THE RANGE, FORM, AND SOURCES OF SOCIAL RESPONSE TO DEVIANT BEHAVIOR ARE EXAMINED. IN THE FINAL SELECTIONS, THE PROCESSUAL NATURE OF DEVIANCE IS EXPLORED. THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ACTOR, ACTION, OBSERVER, AND RESPONSE ARE THE CENTRAL FOCUS OF THESE SELECTIONS.
Index Term(s): Behavior typologies; Course materials; Criminology; Deviance; Perception; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Sociology
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