Deviance and Crime

Further Readings

Adorjan, M.C. (2010). Emotions Contests and Reflexivity in the News: Examining Discourse on Youth Crime in Canada. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.

This article relates to concepts such as moral panics and provides an empirical examination using youth crime as an example.

Barron, C. and D. Lacombe (2005). Moral Panic and the Nasty Girl. Canadian Review of Sociology 42(1): 51–69.

This article offers an empirical examination of female violence, linking it to moral panic.

Helpful Websites

Criminological Theory:

A good source for theoretical approaches to criminal deviance, including biological & psychological theories, moral development approaches, and sociological theories

Graffiti as Art Crime?

Hub for graffiti and their cultural significance

Society for the Study of Social Problems:

An interdisciplinary organization that empirically and theoretically examines a range of social problems. Its journal Social Problems is one of the leading academic sources for the sociology of deviance.

Surveillance Studies Centre:

Hub for research pertaining to surveillance practices