Deviant Behavior

This book includes forty-five classical, contemporary, theoretical and empirical selections that explore the impact of deviance on both the individual and society. It includes a wide selection of readings and is updated to include recent viewpoints.These readings explore the implications of deviance for both the individual and society, examining the responses of society to deviant behaviour and the reasons why certain people violate the social norm. The text probes the deviant categories; the motivations behind deviant behaviour; and the efforts of those considered deviant to shake the label.