New to this edition:
Two chapters on crime make clearer distinctions between criminalization of behavior, vs. criminal behavior itself
More discussion of the relativity of deviance, including how murder is socially and legally constructed
Expands the notion that conspiracy theory is a form of cognitive deviance
New discussion furthers the difference between labeling theory and constructionism
New Section on environmental pollution with reference to "green criminology"
New section added on Deviance and Harm
Newsworthy new features include:
A Formerly Homeless Man Speaks Out
Victimization and Abuse
Stop and Frisk
Missing Black Men? (with implications for families and demography)
Disparities in Sentencing
The End of the Crime Decline?
The Brother of a Murder Victim Speaks Out
A Tattoo Collector Gets Inked
Reflections on Studying BDSM
Erich Goode is Sociology Professor Emeritus at Stony Brook University; he has taught at half-dozen universities and is the author of eleven books. During his career, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lady Davis Teaching Fellowship, the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the SUNY-wide Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Goode is married and lives in New York City.