The Handbook of Deviance

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The Handbook of Deviance is a definitive reference for professionals, researchers, and students that provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sociology of deviance.

  • Composed of over 30 essays written by an international array of scholars and meticulously edited by one of the best known authorities on the study of deviance
  • Features chapters on cutting-edge topics, such as terrorism and environmental degradation as forms of deviance
  • Each chapter includes a critical review of what is known about the topic, the current status of the topic, and insights about the future of the topic
  • Covers recent theoretical innovations in the field, including the distinction between positivist and constructionist perspectives on deviance, and the incorporation of physical appearance as a form of deviance
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About the author

Erich Goode is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University. He is the author of 11 books, mainly on deviance, crime, and drug use, which include Deviant Behavior (10th edition, 2015), Drugs in American Society (9th edition, 2015), and Justifiable Conduct: Self-Vindication in Memoir (2013).
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John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Sep 25, 2015
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Pages
656
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ISBN
9781118701355
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Criminology
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The surprising and unofficial system of social control and regulation that keeps crime rates low in New York City’s Washington Square Park

Located in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park is a 9.75-acre public park that is perhaps best known for its historic Washington Square Arch, a landmark at the foot of 5th Avenue. Hundreds, if not thousands, pass through the park every day, some sit on benches enjoying the sunshine, play a game of chess, watch their children play in the playground, take their dog to the dog runs, or sit by the fountain or, sometimes, buy or sell drugs. The park has an extremely low crime rate. Sociologist, and local resident, Erich Goode wants to know why. He notes that many visitors do violate park rules and ordinances, even engaging in misdemeanors like cigarette and marijuana smoking, alcohol consumption, public urination, skateboarding and bike riding. And yet, he argues, contrary to the well-known “broken windows” theory, which suggests that small crimes left unchecked lead to major crimes, serious crimes hardly ever take place there. Why with such an immense volume of infractions—and people—are there so little felonious or serious, and virtually no violent, crime?

With rich and detailed observations as well as in-depth interviews, Goode demonstrates how onlookers, bystanders, and witnesses—both denizens and your average casual park visitor—provide an effective system of social control, keeping more serious wrongdoing in check. Goode also profiles the parks visitors, showing us that the park is a major draw to residents and tourists alike. Visitors come from all over; only a quarter of the park’s visitors live in the neighborhood (the Village and SoHo), one out of ten are tourists, and one out of six are from upper Manhattan or the Bronx. Goode looks at the patterns of who visits the park, when they come, and, once in the park, where they go. Regardless of where they live, Goode argues, all of the Park’s visitors help keep the park safe and lively.

The Taming of New York’s Washington Square is an engaging and entertaining look at a surprisingly safe space in the heart of Manhattan.

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