Deviance and Crime

3rd Edition

Theory, Research and Policy

Authors:

  • Walter DeKeseredy
  • Desmond Ellis
  • Shahid Alvi
  • Description

    This book sensitizes the reader to the fact that there is substantial disagreement within the academic community, and among policymakers and the general public, over what behaviors, conditions (e.g., physical attributes), and people should be designated as deviant or criminal. Normative conceptions, the societal reaction/labeling approach, and the critical approach are offered as frameworks within which to study these definitions. A comprehensive explanation of theory and social policy on deviance is constructed.

    Key Features

    • Chapters contain boxed insert material, charts, tables, discussion questions, problem-solving scenarios, suggested readings, and online resources.

    Details

    No. of pages:
    300
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2005
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Anderson
    Print ISBN:
    9781583605493
    Electronic ISBN:
    9781437755411

    About the authors

    Walter DeKeseredy

    Walter S. DeKeseredy is Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at West Virginia University. He has published 19 books and more than 130 scientific journal articles and book chapters on violence against women and other social problems. In 2008, the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma gave him the Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award. He also jointly received the 2004 Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology's (ASC) Division on Women and Crime and the 2007 inaugural UOIT Research Excellence Award. In 1995, he received the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the ASC’s Division on Critical Criminology (DCC) and in 2008 the DCC gave him the Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    West Virginia University

    Desmond Ellis

    Desmond Ellis is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at York University and senior scholar based in the LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research, a center he created in 1981. Since 1993 he has published books, journal articles, and research reports on the effects of participation in adversarial and collaborative separation/divorce proceedings on sublethal and lethal domestic violence. After a stint as a regular soldier in the Royal Artillery in England, he received a BA in Sociology and a Diploma in Education (Dip.Ed) from Leicester University in England, an MA in Sociology from McMaster University in Canada, and a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis in the U.S. Ellis established the Certificate in Dispute Resolution at York University–a leading program for more than 20 years. Currently he is the principal investigator of a study of family-honor-related violence against women.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    York University, University of Toronto

    Shahid Alvi

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of Ontario, Institute of Technology