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Becoming Deviant

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Autor:
Thomas G. Blomberg (veja mais livros deste autor)
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TRANSACTION PUBLISHERS(veja mais livros desta editora)

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"""Becoming Deviant"" describes a process by which people move from an affinity for certain prohibited behaviors to full-blown deviance. This process includes affiliation with circles and settings that include or sponsor offenses, followed by underst and ing and identification of the offenses as prohibited behavior by the transgressor. The process can be summaried as affinity, affiliation, and signification. The sequential process Mata describes allows for non-recurrent offending behavior, re cidi vism, and offending again. His perspective is motivated by the view that criminological theories do not explain a number of the fundamental empirical features and nuances known to be associated with delinquency. This includes the frequent termin ation of delinquent behavior at the onset of adulthood, the often conformist nature of delinquent behavior, and the large numbers of non-delinquents that are often found in otherwise ""high-delinquency areas."" In ""Becoming Deviant"" Mata reaso ns that mo st, though not all, delinquent behavior constitutes relatively uniform phenomena that is developmental in character. Individuals proceed from trivial to more serious infractions. He argues that delinquent behavior represents youths searchi ng for adve nture and is accompanied by withdrawal from conventional values and associated behavior. Mata further claims that many delinquents are not fully committed to a delinquent lifestyle, and this explains why delinquent behavior often ends wit h adulthood. Matas compelling and integrated theoretical explanation makes this a classic in the increasingly sophisticated criminological literature. Thomas Blombergs new introduction shows why Becoming Deviant remains of central importance to the field. Da vid Mata is professor emeritus of sociology at University of California in Berkeley. He has served as research associate in the Center for the Study of Law and Society, review editor of The American Sociological Review, and author of se veral major wo"

Código de barras:
9781412814461
Dimensões:
5.50cm x 16.50cm x 5.50cm
Edição:
1
Marca:
TRANSACTION PUBLISHERS
Idioma:
Português
ISBN:
9781412814461
ISBN13:
9781412814461
Número de páginas:
203
Peso:
300 gramas
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