This collection of readings represents the full range of deviance sociology, dealing with many different theories collected via different research methodologies. Designed as either a main text or a supplement, Readings in Deviant Behavior includes selections with high student appeal. All of the readings have been carefully edited for clarity and conciseness to ensure that students will find them easy and enjoyable to read while learning what deviance is all about. The fourth edition features many new articles that reflect current trends, especially those dealing with noncriminal deviance as well as those that emphasize the constructionist perspective. One user writes,"The articles have been extremely well-selected. They cover classical and current issues in deviance. Many are on the 'cutting edge' ...the coverage of theories of deviance is outstanding because while the selections are relatively short, they convey the essence of each of the perspectives."