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SO 218 Norms, Deviance, and Social Control

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Subject encyclopedias on social theories or deviance topics 

  • Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (2 vols) Durick Library Reference Collection HM1007 .E53 2007
  • Encyclopedia of Sociology (5 vols)  Durick Library Reference Collection HM425.E5 2000
  • Handbook of Social Psychology (2 vols)  Durick Library Reference Collection  HM1011.H37 2010
  • Violence in America (3 vols) Durick Library Reference Collection  HN90.V5 V5474 1999

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