Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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420 pages
6 x 9 inches
September 2003
Print ISBN: 9781551302119


Overview

This informative reader introduces students to the sociological imagination in a way that is informative and entertaining. From a pedagogical standpoint, this is an excellent reader for introductory level courses on the sociology of deviance and social control. The collection of articles combines readings on sociological perspectives and theories with journalistic treatments of deviance and social control. The focus is on the social construction of deviance and the legitimizing of social control.

Table of Contents

PART I: DEVIANCE AND SOCIETY
1. Social Interaction in Times Square - Vernon Boggs and William Kornblum
2. Prescientific Approaches to Deviance - Linda Deutschmann
3. Lay Defintions of Crime - Robert A. Silverman, James J. Teevan, and Vincent F. Sacco
4. Media Constructions of Crime - Vincent Sacco
5. Pleasures of the Fur - George Gurley

PART II: SOCIAL CONTROL
6. The Body of the Condemned - Michel Foucault
7. Executive Summary - The Commission on Systemic Racism in the Ontario Criminal Justice System
8. The Short, Brutal Life of Terry Fitzsimmons - Cynthia Amsden

PART III: SOCIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS AND APPROACHES
9. Foundations of Sociological Theory - Robert J. Brym
10. Strain Theory and School Crime - Robert Agnew
11. The Social Reality of Crime - Richard Quinney
12. The Influence of Situational Ethics on Cheating Among College Students - Donald L. McCabe
13. Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory of Personality - Calvin S. Hall and Gardner Lindzey
14. Why Is It So Difficult for People to Be Happy? - Sigmund Freud

PART IV: SEXUAL, DOMESTIC, AND COMMERCIAL DEVIANCE
15. Prostitution - Ian Gomme
16. College Girl to Call Girl - Sarah Schmidt
17. Prison for Women's Invisible Minority - Melissa Stewart
18. Violence Stalks World's Women - John Stackhouse
19. The Canadian Criminal Justice System: Inequalities of Class - Leslie Samuelson

PART V: MENTAL ILLNESS
20. Medical Deviance and DICA: Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence - Nancy Heitzeg
21. Being Sane in Insane Places - D.L. Rosenhan
22. Rethinking the Brain - Tanya Talaga

PART VI: YOUTH AND DEVIANCE
23. Teen Gangs: Fear in Our Schools - Michelle Shephard
24. Deviant Youth: The Social Construction of Youth Problems - Julian Tanner
25. Style and Resistance in the Punk Subculture - Stephen W. Baron
26. Youth Court Statistics 2000/01 - Paul deSouza
27. Youth at Risk: A Review of Ontario Young Offenders, Programs, and Literature That Supports Effective Intervention - Alan W. Leschied, D.A. Andrews, and Rogert D. Hoge

PART VII: STREET CRIME
28. The Justice Data Factfinder - Richard Du Wors
29. Go Boy and Surveillance Squad - Frederick J. Desroches
30. One on One with a Killer - Erin Anderson

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