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"Forsyth and Copes and 200-plus contributors cover here "any behavior that violates the cultural norm."...The more than 300 entries, which are between one and five pages in length each, are wide ranging...The material is accessible and includes cross-references and suggestions for further reading. ...VERDICT:...this title will work in academic institutions, which will do well to add it to the demand-driven-acquisitions list."
"A masterful survey of disruptive and aberrant behaviors, this encyclopedia presents comprehensive views on deviance. ...Presentation of complex psychological issues...lists common symptoms, settings, restrains, and punishments. Broader topics...cite numerous examples and subsets as springboards for further research. ...Authors maintain objectivity toward controversial issues without shortchanging readers of full coverage. This admirable, timely set will suit the reference needs of most public and academic libraries."
"The 313 entries in this “broad and comprehensive” encyclopedia cover the theory, philosophy, and methodology of social deviance, as well as “substantive topics"… Academic libraries, and some public libraries, would benefit from the information provided here."
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