Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
Craig J. Forsyth, Heith Copes
SAGE Publications, Jan 21, 2014 - Social Science - 864 pages
Social deviance does not involve just criminal behavior—it’s any behavior that violates a cultural norm, and that can involve something as minor as consistently and deliberately wearing lively mismatched socks. Moreover, whether a crime, a sin, or simply unique taste, what’s considered deviant at one time and place can change, as when extensive tattooing and "body art" evolved from a sideshow carnival spectacle to a nearly universal rite of passage within U.S. culture.
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Forsyth (sociology, Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette) and Copes (justice sciences, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham; Identity Thieves; coeditor, Voices from Criminal Justice and Criminological Theory ... Read full review