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NCJ Number: 44164 Find in a Library
Title: DEVIANT BEHAVIOR - CRIME, CONFLICT, AND INTEREST GROUPS
Author(s): C H MCCAGHY
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 413
Sponsoring Agency: Macmillan
New York, NY 10010
Sale Source: Macmillan
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF INTEREST GROUP CONFLICT, THIS TEXT PROVIDES A BASIC DISCUSSION OF THE PRINCIPAL ISSUES AND RESEARCH FINDINGS IN THE FIELD OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR.
Abstract: CHAPTERS EXPLORING PERSPECTIVES ON DEVIANTS AND DEVIANCE DISCUSS THE CLASSICAL AND POSITIVE SCHOOLS OF CRIMINOLOGY, PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF DEVIANTS, HEREDITY AND MENTAL DEFICIENCIES, PERSONALITY DEFECTS AND ATTRIBUTES, ECONOMIC INFLUENCES, ANOMIE, SUBCULTURES OF DEVIANCE, VERBALIZED MOTIVES, AND THE SITUATIONAL ELEMENT. IN PROBING THE REASONS FOR DEVIANT BEHAVIOR, THE AUTHOR EXAMINES THE LABELING PERSPECTIVE, CONFLICT PERSPECTIVES, AND INTEREST GROUP CONFLICT AND DEVIANCE. CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS AND PROPERTY ARE ANALYZED ALONG WITH DEVIANCE WITHIN AND BY ORGANIZATIONS (E.G., WHITE-COLLAR AND OCCUPATIONAL CRIME, EMPLOYEE THEFT, POLICE CORRUPTION, POLITICAL CORRUPTION, DEVIANCE BY INDUSTRY, BUSINESS FRAUDS, AND ORGANIZED CRIME). A SEPARATE CHAPTER FOCUSES ON DEVIANT DRUG USE, COVERING THE USE OF ALCOHOL, HEROIN, MARIHUANA, AND DRUG CONTROL. A DISCUSSION OF MENTAL DISORDERS INCLUDES CORRELATES OF MENTAL DISORDER, THE LABELING MODEL, AND THE THERAPEUTIC STATE. SEXUAL DEVIANCE IS EXAMINED IN THE CONTEXT OF PROSTITUTION AND HOMOSEXUALITY. NAME AND SUBJECT INDEXES ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences; Behavioral science research; Criminal methods; Deviance
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