Deviant Behavior - Syllabus
Deviant Behavior, Books Deviant Behavior
Sociology of Deviant
Behavior - Sociology 182 Syllabus
Sociology of Deviant Behavior
Syllabus - uncw.edu
Sociology of Deviant Behavior - Syllabus - rci.rutgers.edu
Deviance Syllabus -
Deviance, Law and
Social Control Program Syllabus - Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Deviant Behavior - Sociology Syllabus 3200 - Robert O. Keel
Behavior - SOCIOLOGY SYLLABUS 4043 - Dr. Lara Foley
Theories of Deviance Syllabus University of North Alabama
SOC 343, The
Deviance Process Maxwell School Syllabus - Syracuse Univ.
Epidemiology of Deviant Behavior - Canyon College -
Social and Behavioral Sciences - George A. Wolford, Ph.D.
This course is designed as an introduction to deviant behavior. Progression through this
class will acquaint students with subjects like intelligence, motivation, development,
abnormal psychology, trauma, brain damage, and various stressors as a part of interpreting
Textbooks: Deviant Behavior (6th Edition) by Alex Thio.
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon; 6th edition
Students will develop the following:
A understanding of the development of deviant behavior from a psychological perspective
including different schools of thought.
Sociology of Deviant
Jennifer R. Hemler jhemler
Class Description: At its simplest, deviance can be thought of as a violation of social
norms. However, since norms themselves are social constructions, varying across historical
and cultural locations, we have to consider that what we think of as normal
and deviant depend upon social context: what is deviant to some may not be
deviant to others in different places or time periods. In order to study deviance, then,
we must first separate out the definition of deviance a particular society holds from the
specific acts or behaviors that society labels deviant. By examining the definitions of
deviance a society holds, we can gain insight into important social issues and/or
structural inequalities within that society, and discuss the mechanisms and processes by
which deviance is subsequently constructed. In this class, we will explore who or what
defines deviance in specific situations and, by extension, who or what has the power to
erect or maintain social norms. We begin the semester with several theories of what
deviance is, how it is produced, and what its function is. We will apply the former
definitions of deviance to particular case studies to analyze how conceptions of deviance
uphold normative values and morality, structure peoples lives, and factor into the
production of social and personal identities.
Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler Construction of Deviance 5th Edition (available
at Livingston bookstore and New Jersey Books).
Part I: What is Deviance? Definitions and Theories
We usually think of deviance as something harmful to society. Durkheim argues, however,
that deviance the sign of a healthy and properly functioning society. How does he make
this case, and why does he say deviance is present in any society? Likewise, Erikson
argues that deviance in not an abnormal byproduct of society, but an integral part of
society. What is the purpose of deviance, from his point of view?
The Labeling Process
How does labeling lead to deviance? Explain the processes that Lemert and Becker outline.
How are they different?
Lemert Primary & Secondary Deviation (online)
Becker Labeling Theory (72-76)
Social Reality of Crime
What does it mean to say that deviance is constructed? According to Quinney, who
constructs deviance and for whom does deviance function? How does class conflict and
struggle influence our social reality of crime?
Quinney Conflict Theory of Crime (86-91)
Cerulo Violence is on the Rise
Best Deviance: The Constructionist Stance (92-96)
Part II: Constructing Deviance
Criminalization of The Black Man
According to Anderson, what tactics and strategies do residents and police employ to label
subordinate groups deviant, therefore justifying repressive police practices?
How do these arrests trigger other cycles of oppression?
Anderson The Police and the Black Male (185-196)
Pager The Mark of a Criminal Record (209-220) In-class: Clip from Bowling for
Studying Deviance (97-100)
Blinde & Taub Homophobia and Womens Sport (197-208)
Martin & Hummer Fraternities and Rape on Campus (430-445)
Pharr excerpt from Homophobia as a weapon of Sexism (online)
Chambliss classic study shows how the nature of an act is not necessarily what makes
it deviant. What factors make the Roughnecks appear deviant and the Saints non-deviant?
How does class influence other attributes that enable the aints to avoid criticism and the
Roughnecks to provoke it?
Chambliss The Saints and the Roughnecks (171-184)
Lareau Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black Families and
White Families (online)
Defining Mental Disorder
How does a sociology of deviance perspective on mental illness support the idea that
mental illness itself is something cultural, not universal, nor property of
the individual? How does one become a mental patient?
Rosenhan On Being Sane in Insane Places (online)
Goffman The Moral Career of the Mental Patient (online)
Constructing Deviance (135-138)
Reinarman The Social Construction of Drug Scares (139-150)
Reinarman & Duskin The Cultures Drug Addict Imagery (online)
What role does moral panic serve in our society? Why did this moral panic develop at the
specific time it did and why did it end?
deYoung The Case of Satanic Day Care Centers (162-170)
Besharov Child Abuse Reporting (101-107)
Movie: Indictment: The McMartin Trial
What role do media play in the production of moral panics? From the movie so far, what
elements contributed to framing the McMartins as guilty?
deYoung The Case of Satanic Day Care Centers (162-170)
Besharov Child Abuse Reporting (101-107)
Movie: Indictment: The McMartin Trial
Part III: Deviant Careers
Entering the Deviant Career
What sequence of changes in attitudes and experiences does a person encounter in becoming
deviant? What transformations of the self occur in becoming a marihuana user
or a dealer?
Becker Becoming a Marihuana User (online)
Murphy, Waldorf, Reinarman Drifting into Dealing (online)
Deviant identities are not self-evident, but formed through interaction. According to
Degher and Hughes, how does one become aware of a master status, such as being
fat? According to Weinberg, how does knowledge of possible identities affect
ones concept of self? According to McLorg and Taub, how does adherence to
conventional norms sometimes lead to deviance?
Deviant Identity (221-223)
Degher and Hughes The Adoption and Management
Weinberg Becoming Bisexual (236-246)
McLorg and Taub Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia (247-258)
How do people adjust to the label of being deviant especially when that label
stigmatizes? What different techniques do people use to manage stigma, depending on
whether their social identity is discreditable or already discredited? What new options
arise for deviants when stigma is collective?
Stigma Management (289-291)
Lee & Craft Protecting Oneself from a Stigmatized Disease (293-302)
Park Stigma Management Among the Voluntarily
Martin Collective Stigma (315-330)
Deviants often make appeals to more general normative claims. According to Scully and
Marolla, what do gender norms have to do with rape and its prevalence in our society?
According to Thomson et al., what role do disclaimers play in refuting a deviant label?
How do priests and rapist create a non-deviant reality through the use of
Scully and Marolla Convicted Rapists Vocabulary
Thomson et al. Disclaimers and Accounts in Cases
Part IV: Structure and Organization of Deviance
What protects white-collar criminals from being treated the same as street
criminals? Why do white-collar criminals think of themselves as not really riminal?
The Social Organization of Deviance (335-336)
Liederbach Opportunity and Crime in the Medical Professions (445-454) Benson
Denying the Guilty Mind: Accounting for Involvement in a White-Collar Crime (online)
International Organized Crime
How does the level where deviance takes place change its form? What distinguishes large
criminal organizations from other types of criminal activity? How is the organized crime
of today new and different from that of organizations like La Cosa Nostra?
Godson and Olson International Organized Crime (375-387)
In-Class Movie: Russian Mafia *Your writing is due today, based on the readings for class.
How is joining a gang different for men and women? What privileges do both get out of gang
memberships, and what are the drawbacks? How does the structure of the gang influence
gender relations (or is it the other way around how do gender relations influence
the structure of the gang?)
Sanchez-Jankowski Joining a Gang (459-480)
Gender and Victimization Risk Among Young Women in Gangs
Part V: Ending deviance Mon., April 24th: Leaving Deviance What makes leaving deviance so
difficult? How do ex-deviants form new non-deviant identities? Is it possible
to leave deviance behind completely?
Adler and Adler Shifts and Oscillations in Deviant Careers (496-508)
Pryor Existing Child Molesting (509-520)
Ebaugh Becoming an Ex (online)
Public Policy and Deviance
Cerulo Welfare is Ruining this Country (online)
In-class: The End of Welfare
Public Policy and Deviance
Write your response after the movie, in class. How do both Spurlock and Ehrenreich dispute
the common argument that deviant behavior is the cause of poverty?
Ehrenreich excerpts from Nickel-and-Dimed: on Not Getting By in America (on-line)
Behavior - SOCIOLOGY 4043
Dr. Lara Foley
In this course we will ask questions such as:
What is deviance?
Who decides/defines what is deviant?
Are the same behaviors/people considered deviant in all historical errors, in all social
Why do some people engage in deviant behavior?
How does society respond to deviant behavior?
What measures does society use to regulate, prevent, and punish deviance? And what are the
consequences of these efforts?
Adler, Patricia and Peter Adler (eds.). 2003. Constructions of Deviance: Social Power,
Context, and Interaction. 4th edition. Belmont, CA: Thomson.
Enos, Sandra. 2001. Mothering From the Inside: Parenting in a Womens Prison. Albany,
Introduction to course
On the Sociology of Deviance
A Typology of Deviance Based on Middle Class Norms
Theories of Deviance
The Normal and the Pathological
Social Structure and Anomie
Control Theory of Delinquency
Conflict Theory of Crime
Deviance: The Constructionist Stance
Child Abuse Reporting
Survey of Sexual Behavior of Americans
Researching Dealers and Smugglers
Enos: Afterward: You Know What Im Sayin?
"The Social Construction of Drug Scares
Blowing Smoke: Status Politics and the Smoking Ban
Differential Social Power
The Police and the Black Male
Homophobia in Womens Sports
The Adoption of a Fat Identity
Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia
Convicted Rapists Vocabulary of Motive
The Influence of Situational Ethics on Cheating
Identity and Stigma of Women with STDs
Stigma Management and Collective Action Among the Homeless
Collective Stigma Management and Shame: Avowal, Management, and Contestation
The Social Organization of Deviance
Real Punks and Pretenders: The Social Organization of a Counterculture
Gender and Victimization Risk Among Women in Gangs
International Organized Crime
The Crash of ValuJet 592: A Case Study in State-Corporate Crime
Structure of the Deviant Act
Cruising for Sex in Public Places
The Manufacture of Fantasy
Fraternities and Rape on Campus
Opportunity and Crime in the Medical Professions
Phases of the Deviant Career
Joining A Gang
Gay Male Christian Couples and Sexual Exclusivity
Shifts and Oscillations in Deviant Careers: The Case of Upper Level Drug Dealers and
The Professional Ex-: An Alternative for Exiting the Deviant Career
Mothering From the Inside: Parenting in a Womens Prison
Enos: Mothers in Prison: The Impact of Race and Ethnicity
Enos: The Challenge of Mothering on the Inside
Enos: Arranging Care and Managing Caretakers
Enos: Demonstrating Fitness and Negotiating Ownership of Children
Enos: Constructing and Managing Motherhood, Drugs and Crime
Enos: Conclusions and Recommendations
Sociology of Deviant
Behavior - Sociology 182
Dr. Ronald Enroth
Sociology of Deviant Behavior, Clinard & Meier, 12th edition
Wayward Puritans, Erikson
Things Get Hectic, Kay et al.
Straight and Narrow? Schmidt
The main objective of this course is to consider the concept of "deviancy" and
the specific manifestations of deviant behavior in the context of contemporary behavioral
science theory and research. Various theories of deviant behavior will be examined, with
emphasis on sociological considerations. It should also be the goal of all students to
develop as part of their world view a Christian response to the phenomena studied in a
course such as this. As in all areas of human behavior, more than a purely academic or
intellectual dimension is required to adequately understand the people and the behavior
our society labels "deviant."
Sociology of Deviant Behavior
Professor John Rice
I. Course Description
Every society is organized according to someone's design. This design varies historically
and cross-culturally, and the "designers" themselves are most often quite
invisible. Nonetheless, a social order reflects someone's judgment that this, rather than
is the way that things will be done. Social institutions both embody and reproduce this
decision. From this decision, design, or judgment, then, the social category of "the
deviant" is born.
Deviance has been an inexhaustible subject of inquiry, as well as a major source of
employment, not only for those who have made a "career" of their deviance but,
among others, for the legal profession, the police, criminologists, penologists,
psychologists, social workers, and, of course, sociologists. All have been concerned with
the obvious questions: why do people deviate? how can this be stopped? how can we keep
them from doing it again? The Deviant, however, is not an unchanging social role: public
attitudes change, becoming more "liberal," or more "conservative,"
more or less punitive, more or less "scientific," more or less
"moralistic." Not surprisingly, this ebb and flow in how laws, norms, and
sanctions are thought about is reflected in what is and is not considered deviant, in
social control practices, and in the study of deviance. Broadly speaking, the sociological
perspective has shifted its focus from asking why people deviate, to asking how they do
so, and to who decides what is and is not deviant. These three orientations correspond
with what we will call the naturalistic, the appreciative, and the critical approaches
toward deviance, and the emergence of each new approach is grounded in and issues from
larger societal, cultural, and historical changes.
This course will present an overview of these three approaches, in something of a rough
chronological order. By the end of the semester, students will have been exposed to and
will be expected to have a solid grasp on the major sociological perspectives on deviant
behavior and, more importantly, they will learn that the study of those modes of personal
conduct that a society relegates to the status of "outsiders" offers a vital
glimpse into the nature of that society as a whole.
II. Course Requirements/Texts
A. There will be two texts for the course:
Classics of Criminology, 2nd (or 3rd) edition, by Joseph E. Jacoby
Outsiders: Studies in the Sociology of Deviance, by Howard S. Becker
Part I. The Naturalist Approach
The Demonic Perspective
Deviance as the work of the devil
In Jacoby, Beccaria pp. 277-286; Bentham, pp 80-83
The Classical Perspective
Deviance as Rational and Intentional Individual Action
In Jacoby: Lombroso-Ferrero, pp. 116-131; Dugdale, pp. 132-139;
Goddard, pp. 140-146; Hooton, pp. 147-158
The Bio- and Psycho-pathological Perspective
Deviance as Irrational, Beyond Individual Control
XYY syndrome, etc.
In Jacoby: Shaw and McKay, pp. 13-19, 193-200; Sellin, pp. 188-192; Thrasher, pp. 4-8
Urbanization and Social Disorganization
Deviance as the Product of Rapid Social Change, Disorganization,
& Cultural Conflict
Durkheim, pp. 84-88
Deviance as a Necessary and Positive Part of Society
In Jacoby: Durkheim, pp. 172-177 and 247-250; Merton, pp. 178-87; Cohen, pp. 201-206;
Cloward and Ohlin, pp. 236-240
Deviance as the product of normlessness and social strain
In Jacoby: Sutherland, pp. 225-227; Burgess and Akers, pp. 228-235; Sykes and Matza, pp.
221-224; Hirschi, pp. 251-258
In Outsiders (Becker): Chapter 3
Deviance as Learned Behavior (NB: Prospectus Due, March 3)
Sutherland, "Differential Association"
Hirschi, The Social Bond
Sykes and Matza, "Techniques of Neutralization"
Burgess and Akers, "Differential Reinforcement"
Part II: The Appreciative Approach
In Jacoby: Tannenbaum, pp. 259-260; Lemert, pp. 261-263
In Outsiders (Becker): Chapters 1and 2
Labeling and Social Constructionism
Phenomenology, Ethnomethodology, Symbolic Interactionism
In Outsiders (Becker): Chapters 7 and 8
"Banning," Moral Entrepreneurialism and Moral Crusades
The Marijuana Tax Act
In Jacoby: Skolnick, pp. 318-331; Black and Reiss, pp. 332-338
Applying the Labels:
Contingencies, Counting Deviance, and Status Degradation
In Jacoby: Clemmer, pp. 412-416; Sykes, pp. 417-426
Consequences of the Label:
Stigma, Deviance Amplification, and the Reorganization of Identity
In Jacoby: Marx, pp. 89-95; Quinney, pp. 106-115; Chambliss, pp. 287-293
Part III: The Critical Approach
Beyond Labeling Theory:
Criticisms of the Interactionist View
Conflict Theory and The Political Economy of Deviance
Readings: Conrad and Schneider Medicalization ( click link to access
this article in PDF format)
The Political Economy of Deviance: Professionalization and Medicalization
SYP3510 - Section 5448
MWF 5th CSE E222
Instructor: Dan Dexheimer
The purpose of this course is to better understand the occurrence of deviant behavior, the
patterns associated with it, and societys reaction to it. The course does not assume
that behaviors referred to as deviant are necessarily wrong or negative, but instead will
argue that deviant acts and actors can be both functional and dysfunctional to the social
order. During the first part of the semester we will define the concept and creation of
deviance, and learn about the theoretical approaches and research methods used
to understand deviance. The remainder of the semester will be spent discussing various
forms of deviant behavior and actors.
Required Sociology of Deviant Behavior (12ed), Marshall B. Clinard and Robert F.
Meier, Thomson - Wadsworth, 2004. ISBN 0534619479.
Tentative Course Outline
Ch. 1 The Nature and Meaning of Deviance
Ch. 2 Deviant Events and Social Control
Ch. 3 Becoming Deviant
Ch. 4 Structural Perspectives on Deviance
Ch. 5 Labeling, Control, and Learning Theories
Ch. 6 Crimes of Interpersonal Violence
Ch. 7 Nonviolent Crime
Ch. 8 White-Collar and Corporate Crime
Ch. 9 Drug Use and Addiction
Ch. 10 Drunkenness and Alcoholism
Ch. 11 Sexual Deviance
Ch. 14 Homosexuality, Lesbianism, and Homophobia
Ch. 12 Suicide
Ch. 13 Physical Disabilities
Ch. 15 Mental Disorders
SYLLABUS - Deviant Behavior: Criminology - Online Version
- Weekend College.
Dr. Sandra Harte - Dept. of Sociology
Course Description: The scientific application of the theories of crime and deviance,
reflecting the structural and environmental influences of contemporary American society.
To provide an understanding of the origins and development of criminological theories
To explore the relationship between social context and social behaviors.
To distinguish between the myths of deviance and its realities.
Development of online skills to research relevant topics in Criminology.
To develop an understanding of demographics as they relate to criminal behavior and law
Texts: Felson, Marcus. Crime in Everyday Life, 3rd
Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press, 1998.
Schmalleger, Frank. Criminology Today, 3rd Edition. Upper Saddle River,
N.J: Prentice Hall, 2002.
Mandatory Orientation Meeting: An overview of the basic features of Blackboard
will be presented. You may be familiar with the basic features of Blackboard,
however, other specific content information about this course will be provided also, so it
is imperative that you attend. If there is a reason you cannot be there, please contact
your professor. Date and time to be announced.
and Social Control Program - University of Wisconsin, Madison
The program in Deviance, Law, and Social Control (DLSC) is designed to train sociology
graduate students in the areas of sociology of law, deviance, criminology and social
control. Through a combination of classroom instruction, independent directed study, and
teaching and research apprenticeships, the program fosters a sound background in general
sociology, a thorough understanding of theoretical and empirical issues in the study of
law and deviance, and a solid set of technical skills for conducting scholarly research.
Upon graduation from the program, students have gone on to take jobs in the nation's
leading sociology, law, and criminal justice programs.
The Deviance, Law and Social Control program builds upon the strengths of the University
of Wisconsin's Department of Sociology, which has received top national rankings for both
scholarship and training. Compared to the law and deviance programs at other major
universities, Wisconsin's DLSC program is distinguished both by its strong emphasis on Law
and Society scholarship and by its commitment to linking the study of law and deviance
with more general issues in social and legal theory. Students in the DLSC area develop a
solid foundation in core sociological theory and research methods, as well as more
specialized expertise in the sociology of law, deviance and criminology. DLSC students
have a choice of taking either of two written preliminary examinations: a broad exam in
"deviance, law, and social control," or a more specialized exam in "law and
The Deviance, Law and Social Control program features a weekly training colloquium, in
which faculty and graduate students meet to present research ideas, critically evaluate
each other's work, and review recent developments in the field. In addition, the program
offers a variety of lecture courses and seminars:
Sociology of Law
Sociology of the Legal Profession
Processes of Deviant Behavior
Corrections and the Control of Crime
Sociology of Mental Health
Modern American Communities
Seminar in the Sociology of Law
Seminar in Law, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Seminar in Criminology
Seminar in Deviance
Traditionally, Wisconsin's Deviance, Law and Social Control program has encouraged
interdisciplinary training. All of the DLSC faculty pursue substantial interests in other
areas of sociology as well -- including organizations, occupations and professions, race
and ethnicity, urban sociology, social psychology, methods and statistics, and social
work. Faculty members also maintain extensive ties outside the Sociology Department,
including linkages with the Department of Psychology, the Department of Political Science,
the Law School, the School of Social Work, the Institute for Legal Studies, the Institute
for Research on Poverty, the Mental Health Research Center, the Center on Wisconsin
Strategy, the Waisman Center on Mental Retardation and Human Development, and the Havens
Center. Four members of the Sociology Department faculty have legal training, and three
hold joint appointments in the Law School.
of Deviant Behavior: FS
Sociology 3200 - Robert O. Keel, Instructor
Sociology Department Homepage: umsl.edu/~sociolog/
Deviant Behavior, 7th edition, Erich Goode, Prentice- Hall, 2005.
Social Deviance: Readings in Theory and Research, 4th edition Henry N. Pontell, editor,
Prentice- Hall, 2002.
There are a variety of "Virtual Handouts" (WWW sites, online essays, and cyber-
reports to read and explore). Students can access these handouts via the Course Documents
or the Web Sites area of the class MyGateway site, as well as via the class home page.
Some handouts will require logging on the Roksworld web site described above.
This course is a study of the social reality of deviance within contemporary society based
on a historical analysis of the social construction of deviant categories. We will be
investigating the complex relationships between individual behavior and social structure;
with a focus on power, inequality and oppression; as well as, socio- cultural definitions
of morality and behavior.
This is a web-based class using the MyGateway system. Students are responsible for
accessing and using the variety of online resources available. We (day and evening
sections) will meet, face-to-face, once a week to discuss assigned material. Students are
responsible for reading and studying assigned material prior to the weekly class meetings.
The basic objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive survey of the development
of sociological theories of deviance, focusing on images of deviance as social constructs
rather than as intrinsic elements of human behavior. An additional objective of this
course is to survey the current information and research on selected types of deviance in
contemporary society in order to understand the personal and social structural dimensions
of the behavior, including the implications for social policy and social control
(prevention and corrections). These issues will be analyzed within the context of the
social definition of deviance and the changing nature of socially constructed reality.
Lectures, reading assignments, group discussion and outside projects will be used to
assess and critique theories of deviance and to develop a sociological perspective on the
various forms of deviant behavior.
Specifically, students will be expected to:
1. Analyze the major sociological theories of deviance and come to an understanding of the
basic assumptions concerning social order and the relationship between the individual and
the group in which these theories are grounded.
2. Understand and clarify the link between socio- historical change and social conceptions
3. Examine the relative nature of deviance and the relationship between social power,
social change and collective definitions of deviant behavior.
4. Develop an awareness of the distinction between understanding deviance as a social
process embedded within the dynamic structure of society and deviance as an objective
5. Develop an awareness of the forces of social control, their relationship to social
conceptions of deviance, and their implications for individual behavior and social
policies of prevention and control.
6. Develop an analysis of a current mode of socially defined deviance using the
sociological perspective, relevant sociological theories, and current sociological
SOC 343, The
Maxwell School - Syracuse Univ. Syllabus
Dr. Debra Van Ausdale
This course is directed to the exploration of ideas
including concepts and theories relevant to understanding the processes associated with
what is traditionally referred to, in sociology, as deviant behavior and- in a less
traditional way- ordinary social processes to which this model of deviance is applicable.
The model should help with the understanding of intergroup discrimination, social
stratification and other phenomena associated with life in society. - maxwell.syr.edu/
Theories of Deviance
University of North Alabama - Department of Sociology
Syllabus: Professor: S. Alexander Takeuchi, Ph.D. (aka "Dr. T")
DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:
While "deviant" behavior largely overlaps with "abnormal,"
"immoral," and "criminal" behaviors, it is a much broader concept with
strong sociological implications. This course explores major theories of deviance that are
firmly grounded in both macro and micro sociology.
The main objective of this course is to provide the students with a working knowledge of
the major theoretical approaches to the study of deviance by summarizing them, critically
evaluating them, and to a certain extent by applying them to explain and predict specific
forms of deviance that occur in our society. By the end of the course, students are
expected to be familiar with major sociological theories that explain why some forms of
behaviors are defined as deviance in a society, as well as why some members of the society
are more prone to such forms of behaviors. In other words, the ultimate goal of this
course is to help students gain a deeper understanding of human society by analyzing how
society defines and creates deviance , and how people become deviant.
Traub, S. H. & Little C. B. (Eds). (1999). Theories of Deviance. (5th Ed.). F. E.
Peacock Publishers, Inc.
Week 1 Course Introduction
Week 2 Deviance, Crime and Theory (Lecture-only)
Week 3 Functionalist Approach To Deviance Ch I (1-5)
Week 4 Social Disorganization Ch II (6,9&10)
Week 5 Anomie and Strain Ch III (11-15)
Week 7&8 Differential Association Ch IV (16&19)
Week 9 Techniques of Neutralization Ch IV (17,18&20)
Week 10 Control Theory Ch V (21,22&24)
Week 11 Self-Control Theory Ch V (23)
Week 13 Labeling and Deviance Ch VI (26-30)
Week 14 Conflict Theory of Deviance Ch VII (34&35)
Week 15 Medicalization of Deviance Ch VIII (38)
11/26 (Wed) - 11/30 (Sun) - Thanksgiving Break - No Class!
Week 16 Routine Activity Theory Ch VIII (39)
Rational Choice Theory Ch VIII (41)