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Sociology: Crime & Deviance

This guide provides an overview and links to important sources of information for research in the field of sociology.

Crime & Deviance

Photo of Hand of Justice statueThe sociology of crime and deviance is the study of the making, breaking, and enforcing of criminal laws and social norms. Its aim is to understand empirically and to develop and test theories explaining criminal and deviant behavior, the formation and enforcement of laws, and the operation of criminal processing systems.

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