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Exploring Deviance in Canada: A Reader contains a collection of classic and contemporary articles suited to both college and university students studying issues in deviance. A compilation of articles that cover a range of concepts, from basic to more complex topics, ensures students are given both a solid foundation and exposure to more challenging discussions in the study of deviance. Each reading is prefaced with a practical introduction that helps students contextualize and apply concepts to a variety of situations. The book is divided into eight sections that link overriding themes and issues relevant to the discipline. Works from various theorists, excerpts, scholarly research articles, government reports, and discussion papers are sure to pique
student interest. Brought together with a Canadian focus, this text concretely frames deviance in a landscape that students in Canada can relate to.
Readership: Second- and third-year university and college students
Ed Ksenych, George Brown College
PART 1: THE QUESTION OF DEVIANCE
1: Pleasures of the Fur
2: Prescientific Approaches to Deviance
3: Lay Definitions of Crime
4: What Is a Crime?
5: Crime and the Collective Consciousness and The Normal and the Pathological
PART 2: CONSTRUCTING DEVIANCE AND NORMALCY
6: Crime, Fear, and Risk
7: On Rising Crime in Toronto
8: Television News Magazines and Functionalism
9: On doing 'being ordinary'
10: Stigma and Social Identity
PART 3: SOCIAL CONTROL AND JUSTICS
11: Accommodation Practices
12: Body of the Condemned
13: Life in Prison: Interview with a Lifer
14: Is There Justice for Young People?
15: Restorative Justice
PART 4: SEXUAL DEVIANCE
16: Off Street Commercial Sex
17: The World of the Professional Stripper
18: Juvenile Prostitutes
PART 5: MENTAL ILLNESS AND PSYCHIATRY
19: Why Is It So Difficult for People to Be Happy?
20: Medical Deviance and DICA: Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
21: Being Sane in Insane Places
PART 6: YOUTH AND DEVIANCE
22: Deviant Youth: The Social Construction of Youth Problems
23: Youth Gangs in Canada: What Do We Know?' and 'Youth Gang Involvement: What Are the Risk Factors?
24: Hip Hop from Caps to Bling
25: On the Assimilation of Racial Stereotypes among Black Canadian Young Offenders
PART 7: STREET CRIME
26: One on One with a Killer
27: Data Gold Mines and Minefields
28: Sexual Offences in Canada
29: Profiling Serial Killers
30: Criminals' Passions and the Progressive's Dilemma
PART 8: ISSUES IN MORAL AND LEGAL REGULATION
31: Wife Battering in Canada
32: Corporate and White-Collar Crime
33: The Hacker Spirit: An Interactionist Analysis of the Hacker Ideology
34: Regulating Vice: The Moral Trajectory of Gambling in Canada