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Published: 15 March 2007

384 Pages

ISBN: 9780199278282

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Understanding Deviance

Fifth Edition

David Downes and Paul Rock

  • A balanced and clear introduction which examines the major sociological theories of crime, deviance, and control, enabling students to gain a full and rounded understanding of the subject
  • International sources are drawn upon throughout, placing all significant theoretical developments in their European and American contexts, thereby enabling students to survey the wider issues in these areas
  • The important arguments, criticisms, and defences of the main sociological theories of crime and deviance are sympathetically reproduced, guiding students through the complexities of the subject

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