Welcome to the Companion website!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Deviance and Social Control, Second Edition, by Michelle Inderbitzin, Kristin A. Bates, and Randy Gainey. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.

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Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective, Second Edition serves as a guide to students delving into the fascinating world of deviance for the first time. Authors Michelle Inderbitzin, Kristin A. Bates, and Randy Gainey offer a clear overview of issues and perspectives in the field, including introductions to classic and current sociological theories as well as research on definitions and causes of deviance and reactions to deviant behavior. The unique text/reader format provides the best of both worlds, offering both substantial original chapters that clearly explain and outline the sociological perspectives on deviance, along with carefully selected articles on deviance and social control taken directly from leading academic journals and books.


We gratefully acknowledge Michelle Inderbitzin, Kristin A. Bates, and Randy Gainey for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Kimberly Lancaster, Mathilda Spencer, and Lindsey Upton for creating the ancillaries on this site.