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Deviant Behavior, Second Edition

Author(s): John A. Humphrey, PhD, Professor, Saint Anselm College, Co-director, Consortium on Justice and Society in the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College
Frank Schmalleger, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • ISBN-13: 9780763797737
  • Paperback    496 pages      © 2012
Price: $152.95 US List
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The understanding of deviant behavior is rapidly evolving in the 21st century. For this reason, a global perspective on emerging forms of deviant behavior is essential. Deviant Behavior, Second Edition provides the foundation necessary to understand the impact of globalization on traditional and emerging forms of deviance around the world. Readers will learn what deviant behavior is across the world—the circumstances, patterns, and socio-cultural characteristics of persons involved in deviant acts. They will also examine “why” and “how” deviant acts occur—the precipitants of deviant behavior and the social processes that result in defining certain acts as deviant.

Go beyond the printed book!  Authors Humphrey and Schmalleger tie in the recent "Whitey" Bulger capture to Chapter 12: White Collar and Organized Crime, by providing you access to this  NPR interview with Dick Lehr, author of Black Mass (© 2000).

Features & Benefits

  • This innovative text explores topics such as positive deviance, cyber-deviance, terrorism, and extreme forms of everyday behavior: working, exercise, and computer use.
  • Theoretical explanations of deviant behavior and substantive information are integrated in a clear, concise, and readily understandable way.
  • Chapter discussions aim towards the creation of an interactive community to explore deviant behaviors across socio-cultural settings within the United States and around the world.

Pedagogical Features:

  • Learning objectives, chapter summaries, critical thinking questions, web links, and a glossary of key concepts are provided in every chapter.
  • Each chapter begins with a portrait of deviance that focuses the student’s attention on the substantive issues addressed. 
  • “At-A-Glance” sections summarize key facts about the form of deviance being considered.
  • Includes boxes highlighting key empirical findings, case narratives that illustrate particular aspects of deviant behavior, or summaries of important theoretical perspectives.

Applicable Courses

This text is ideal for undergraduate courses in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, and Social Work programs. Appropriate courses include:

  • Deviance
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Juvenile Delinquency
Part  1  An Overview of Deviant Behavior
  Chapter  1  Introduction to the Study of Deviant Behavior
  Chapter  2  Theories of Individual Forms of Deviant Behavior
  Chapter  3  Theories of the Variations in Rates of Deviant Behavior
Part  2  Violent Forms of Deviant Behavior
  Chapter  4  Homicide
  Chapter  5  Domestic Violence
  Chapter  6  Suicide and Life-Threatening Behaviors
Part  3  Mental Illness, Addictive Behaviors, and Sexual Deviance
  Chapter  7  Mental Illness
  Chapter  8  Alcohol Abuse
  Chapter  9  Illicit Drug Use
  Chapter  10  Sexual Offending
Part  4  Property Offending
  Chapter  11  Property Crimes
  Chapter  12  White-Collar and Organized Crime
  Chapter  13  Cyberdeviance
Part  5  Positive Deviance and Extreme Forms of Behavior
  Chapter  14  Positive Deviance
  Chapter  15  Extreme Forms of Everyday Behaviors: Exercising, Working, and Web Surfing
Part  6  Deviance in the Twenty-First Century
  Chapter  16  Terrorism
Author Index
Subject Index

John A. Humphrey, PhD-Professor, Saint Anselm College, Co-director, Consortium on Justice and Society in the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College

John A. Humphrey, Ph.D., is a professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. He is also the co-director of the Consortium on Justice and Society in the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. He holds a degree from Saint Anselm College, and a doctorate in sociology from the University of New Hampshire where he completed a post-doctorate in family violence (with Murray A. Straus) in the Family Research Laboratory. 

John Humphrey’s research focuses on interpersonal violence, including physical and sexual assault, the link between homicide and suicide, wrongful conviction, and alternatives to incarceration. His work, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Justice, has been published by journals in the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, and medicine.

His books include: A Panorama of Suicide, The Administration of Justice, Deviant Behavior: Its Patterns, Sources, and Control, and Wrongly Convicted: When Justice Fails.

Frank Schmalleger, PhD-Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and The Ohio State University, having earned both a master's and a doctorate in sociology from The Ohio State University, with a special emphasis in criminology.

Frank Schmalleger is the author or co-author of numerous articles and more than 30 books, including the widely used Criminal Justice Today; Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction; Criminology Today; Criminology: A Brief Introduction; Corrections in the 21st Century; Crimes of the Internet; Policing Today; Courts and Criminal Justice in America; Juvenile Delinquency; and Criminal Law Today.

He has taught in the online graduate program of the New School for Social Research, helping to build the world's first electronic classrooms. As an adjunct professor with Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, Schmalleger helped develop the university's graduate program in security administration and loss prevention.

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