The issue of deviance, what it is, what constitutes deviance, who commits deviance, and why, are questions and issues that have plagued society at large for millennia. And yet, despite the rapid growth of people and technology, the intricacies of the issue of deviance, which many believe to be at the heart of crime in general, continue to elude researchers. However, there have been a number of studies that have been helping to slowly but surely pull back the curtain on the sociology of deviance, and K.T. Erikson's Sociology of Deviance is perhaps one of the easiest to understand. However, it does contain a large number of theoretical arguments, which must be examined in order to truly understand the issue at hand here, namely, the issue of the sociology of deviance.
Is the sociology of deviance still relevant? - Springer
A collection of readings in the sociology of deviance by various Authors. Examines definitions of deviance, deviant behavior, the observation and measurement of deviance, types of deviant behavior, common explanations of deviance, managing deviant identities and more.
Title Is the sociology of deviance still relevant
This course will introduce students to sociological concepts and contemporary issues within the sociological field of deviance: labeling, embodiment, identity, behaviors, and criminality. We will analyze the labeling process of behaviors that fall outside of the statistical norm and the sociological impact of being so labeled. Students will learn how to analyze academic articles, documentary film, lead classroom discussions, write critical short essays, and utilize web 2.0 tools to facilitate discussions and contribute content for the course.
The Sociology of Deviance (ebook) by Robert J