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Deviance and Medicalization: From Badness to Sickness

by Joseph W. Schneider Peter Conrad

This classic text on the nature of deviance, originally published in 1980, is now reissued with a new Afterword by the authors. In this new edition of their award-winning book, Conrad and Schneider investigate the origins and contemporary consequences of the medicalization of deviance. They examine specific cases-madness, alcoholism, opiate addiction, homosexuality, delinquency, and child abuse-and draw out their theoretical and policy implications. In a new chapter, the authors address developments in the last decade-including AIDS, domestic violence, co-dependency, hyperactivity in children, and learning disabilities-and they discuss the fate of medicalization in the 1990s with the changes in medicine and continued restrictions on social services. Author note: Peter Conrad is Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University. >P>Joseph W. Schneider is Professor of Sociology at Drake University.

Holy Bible - New Testament - Part VI Jacob, Peter 1-2, John 1-3, Jude & Revelation

by John Jacob Peter Jude

Jacob: Twentieth book contains five chapters Peter 1. Twenty first book contains five chapters Peter 2. Twenty second book contains three chapters John 1. Twenty third book contains five chapters John 2. Twenty fourth book contains one chapter John 3. Twenty fifth book contains one chapter Jude: Twenty sixth book contains one chapter Revelation: The Twenty seventh book of the ‘Revelation of John’ is the last in the collection of documents which constitute the New Testament which contains twenty two chapters.

Killer Clown

by Peter Sullivan Terry Maiken

The Real Story of John Wayne Gacy-- By the Man Who Helped Catch HimHe was a model citizen. a hospital volunteer. and one of the most sadistic serial killers of all time. But few people could see the cruel monster beneath the colorful clown makeup that John Gacy wore to entertain children in his Chicago suburb. Few could imagine what lay buried beneath his house of horrors--until a teenaged boy disappeared before Christmas in 1978, leading prosecutor Terry Sullivan on the greatest manhunt of his career. Reconstructing the investigation--from records of violence in Gacy's past, to the gruesome discovery of 29 corpses of abused boys in Gacy's crawlspace and four others found in the nearby river--Sullivan's shocking eyewitness account takes you where few true crime books ever go: inside the heart of a serial murder investigation and trial. This updated edition features new revelations that have emerged using DNA evidence to confirm the identities of additional victims--and 16 pages of dramatic photos. An unnerving true crime story of murder, terror, and justice. --Dallas Morning NewsGRIPPING. --Publishers WeeklyCHILLING. --Nashville BannerUNNERVING. --Dallas Morning News

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