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Title Deviance : theories on behaviors that defy social norms / Duane L. Dobbett and Thomas X. Mackey, editors
Published Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 211 pages)
Contents Introduction / Thomas X. Mackey -- Charles Darwin / Joseph McCluskey and Lucy Papp -- Karl Marx / Inna Angelina Olson -- Sigmund Freud / Danica Ivancevich -- Anomie and general strain theory / Sarah Norman -- Karen Horney / Jessica Vena -- Labeling theory / Nicholas Zarrillo -- Jean Piaget / Shauna Stoeger -- B.F. Skinner / Cynthia Penna -- Abraham Maslow / Sarah Norman -- Albert Ellis / Ashley Veasy -- Clifford Shaw and Henry McKay / Christina Molinari -- Albert Bandura / Kimberly Ortiz -- Lawrence Kohlberg / Lindsey Page -- Robert D. Hare / Christina Molinari -- Travis Hirschi / Jessica Vena -- Social disorganization / AnnaMaria Tejeda -- Pedophilia / Sarah A. Strickland -- Competency and culpability / Joseph McCluskey
Summary In this exploration of antisocial and aberrant behavior, criminologists and other experts examine the theoretical perspectives of 15 classical psychological, political science, and economics scholars to shed light on the impetus for deviant behaviors. Murder, mayhem, robbery, sexual assault, and sexual activity with minor children are among the degenerate behaviors cited. Each chapter focuses on the effectiveness of a specific theory, and considers conundrums such as "Does the Darwinian approach explain sexual assault as a drive to procreate?" "Can B.F. Skinner's theoretical perspective explain pedophilia?" and "Can an individual be incompetent at the time of an offense and competent at the time of the trial?" The book reveals how the major psychological, social, and environmental doctrines can explain the behaviors and patterns of a nonconforming mindset. The work addresses the theories of well-known thinkers like Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Travis Hirschi, and Sigmund Freud, among others. Features: Addresses classical theory in relationship to deviance; Interprets, integrates, and synthesizes classical theory regarding deviance from different disciplines; Examines the etiology of pedophilia; Discusses competency and culpability
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Title from book home page (EBL, viewed July 29, 2016)
Subject Deviant behavior.
Social norms.
Form Electronic book
Author Dobbert, Duane L., editor
Mackey, Thomas X., editor
ISBN 1440833249 (electronic bk.)
9781440833243 (electronic bk.)
(print : alk. paper)
(print : alk. paper)
Other Titles Theories on behaviors that defy social norms