Deviance and crime are important topics in contemporary sociology. This course will examine deviance, deviant behavior, and social control with an emphasis on problems facing contemporary American society. The first part of the course explores how we define deviance and the theories used to explain it. Part two will focus on types of deviance including crime, mental illness, and juvenile delinquency. Part three examines the approaches to social control (incarceration, decarceration, rehabilitation) and the problems associated with it.