Crime and deviance : essays and innovations of Edwin M. Lemert
- edited and with essays by Charles C. Lemert and Michael F. Winter.
- Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, c2000.
- Physical description
- x, 310 p. ; 24 cm.
- Legacies of social thought.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part 1 Foundation and evolution of societal reaction theory: the paradigm emerges - from social pathology to deviance-- the paradigm forms - societal reaction, differentiation, and individuation-- majesty in decay -the paradigm reaches its limits-- choice, value, and action - social problems and general social theory-- labelling - some persistent problems-- family resemblances and sibling rivalries - an informal history of the study of deviance.
- Part 2 Ethnographies of the marginal: empirical studies of deviance and social problems-- home brew, Hoochinoo, and the Whiskey Feast - Indian drinking in the Pacific Northwest-- fast living, big spending, and life on the edge - the life of the cheque forger-- you are not one of us - constructing abnormality in social interaction-- sociologists on the trail of evil-- alcohol comes to the South Seas.
- Part 3 Juvenile justice, law, and social control: dilemmas of intervention-- children and the law in 20th century of America-- why children should be kept out of court-- chapter - children and the law in Italy.
- Part 4 Papers on law, society and jurisprudence-- the origins of American sociological jurisprudence-- the changing foundations of sociological jurisprudence-- jurisprudence, law, and sociology-- criminalization and historical context - theory of Heuristic method?
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Crime and Deviance brings together the important essays and previously unpublished writings of Edwin M. Lemert. It is virtually impossible to discuss crime and lesser forms of social deviance without using language Lemert introduced into scientific and popular vocabularies. Crime and Deviance presents for the first time an important body of Professor Lemert's unpublished work. It thus allows rare insight into his constantly changing thought, which is as fresh today as ever.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Legacies of social thought
- 0847698165 (alk. paper)
- 0847698173 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780847698165 (alk. paper)
- 9780847698172 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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