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Crime and Deviance


Asquith, NL, Crime and Deviance, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., BS Turner et al (ed), New York ISBN 9781118430866 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1002/9781118430873.est0609


An inventory of the topics and issues most important to social theory reveals that crime is a critical social experience that has been instrumental to the development of the disciplines’ theories and methodologies. Deviance and transgression are at the heart of theories aimed at explaining human behavior, and the twinned issues of conformity and deviance are central to the rich sociological theorizing over the last two centuries. This entry considers the scholarship of deviance—necessarily, in abridged form—and critically examines the arguments about the death knell of deviance as they relate to the contemporary landscapes of crime, deviance and crime control, and questions its relevance to scholarship and practice.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:crime, deviance, social theory
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminological theories
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Criminal justice
UTAS Author:Asquith, NL (Professor Nicole Asquith)
ID Code:140855
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Policing and Emergency Management
Deposited On:2020-09-11
Last Modified:2020-10-23

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