I. Current Positions
Senior Research Scientist - Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland at College Park (2003-2007);
Sociology Professor Emeritus - State University of New York at Stony Brook (2000-present).
II. Personal Information
University address, fax, phone: Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2141K LeFrak Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-8235; phone, department front desk: (301) 405-4699; department fax: (301) 405-4733;
Oberlin College, 1956-1960; B.A., Sociology, 1960;
Columbia University, 1960-1965; Ph.D., Sociology, 1966;
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC, 2003-2007; M.A., 2007.
IV. Occupational Experience
Coder (part-time), Bureau of Applied Social Research, Columbia University, 1960-1961;
Research Assistant (part-time), Conservation of Human Resources, Department of Economics, Columbia University, 1961-1963;
Adjunct instructor (part-time), Department of Sociology, School of General Studies, Columbia University, 1964-1965;
Instructor, Department of Sociology, New York University, 1965-1966;
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, New York University, 1966-1967
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1967-1970;
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1970-1981;
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Spring 1977;
Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Spring 1993;
Professor, Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1981-2000;
Sociology Professor Emeritus, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2000-present;
Visiting Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland at College Park, 2000-2003;
Senior Research Scientist, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland at College Park, 2003-2007.
Courses taught: Introduction to Sociology; History of Sociological Theory; Sociology of Religion; Social Stratification; Racial and Ethnic Relations; American Society; Social Deviance/Deviance and Delinquency/Deviance and Crime/Deviant Behavior; Sociology of Crime/Criminology/Crime and Delinquency; Drugs and Society/Alcoholism and Drug Abuse; Sociology of the Family; Courtship and Marriage; Collective Behavior/Collective Behavior and Social Movements; Sociology of the Paranormal; Drugs and Crime; Graduate Teaching Practicum
V. Teaching Awards
President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1997;
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1997.
VI. Testimony, Consultantships, and Editorships
Testimony before the Social Committee on Alcoholism and Narcotics of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, U.S. Senate, Ninety-first Congress, Inquiry into the Problem of Alcoholism and Narcotics, October 2, 1969, New York, N.Y. (testimony appears in Alcoholism and Narcotics, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1970, Part 3, pp.536-541);
Contractor and contributor, National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse, 1971-1972 (contributions appear in Marihuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding, The Technical Papers of the First Report of the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse, Vol.I, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Printing Office, 1972: "Marijuana Use and Crime," pp.340-367, and "Marijuana Use and the Progression to Dangerous Drugs," pp.447-469);
Testimony before the Connecticut Drug Council and the Marijuana Committee, November 21, 1975;
Consulting Editor, American Journal of Sociology, 1975-1977;
Associate Editor, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 1977-1979;
Editorial Policy Board, Deviant Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 1978-1994;
Editorial Board, Social Pharmacology: An International Forum, 1985-1989;
Editorial Board, Sociological Forum, 1995-present;
Advisory Editor, deviance subarea, The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, George Ritzer (ed.), Oxford, UK & Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 2007.
VII. Fellowships and Grants
New York State Regents Teaching Fellowship, 1962-1963;
Columbia University President's Fellowship, 1963-1964;
National Institute of Mental Health Predoctoral Fellowship, 1964-1965;
National Institute of Mental Health Small Grant, "A Sociological Study of Marijuana Use," 1968-1969;
Faculty Research Fellowships, University Awards Committee and Joint Awards Committee, The Research Foundation of the State University of New York, Summers 1968, 1969, 1975, 1980;
Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1975-1976;
Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration, National Institute of Mental Health grant, "Acquiring a Homosexual Identity", 1976-1978;
New York State/United University Professions, Joint Labor-Management Committees, Experienced Faculty Travel Award, Summer 1990;
Lady Davis Visiting Professorship, Lady Davis Fellowship Trust, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Spring 1993;
Presidential Mini-Grant Award for Innovative Teaching Projects, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1999.
1. The Marijuana Smokers. New York: Basic Books, 1970
2. Drugs in American Society. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1972; 2nd ed., 1984; 3rd ed., 1989; 4th ed., New York: McGraw-Hill, 1993; 5th ed., 1999; 6th ed., 2005; 7th ed., 2008.
3. Deviant Behavior. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1978; 2nd ed., 1984; 3rd ed., 1990; 4th ed., 1994; 5th ed., 1997; 6th ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2001; 7th ed., 2005; 8th ed., 2008.
4. Hebrew translation, 6th ed., Jerusalem: Open University Press, 2002.
5. Social Class and Church Participation. New York: Arno Press/The New York Times, 1980.
6. Sociology. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1984; 2nd ed., 1988.
7. Collective Behavior. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace, 1992.
8. Moral Panics: The Social Construction of Deviance (coauthored with Nachman Ben-Yehuda). Oxford, UK & Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1994.
9. Between Politics and Reason: The Drug Legalization Debate. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.
10. Paranormal Beliefs: A Sociological Introduction. Prospect Heights/Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2000.
11. Deviance in Everyday Life: Accounts of Unconventional Lives. Prospect Heights/Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2002.
1. Marijuana. New York: Atherton Press, 1969; Chicago: Aldine-Atherton, 1971; New York: Lieber-Atherton, 1973.
2. Spanish translation: La Addictíon a las Drogas en los Jóvenes. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Edicíones Horme, 1974.
3. Social Reality (coedited with Harvey A. Farberman). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1973
4. Sexual Deviance and Sexual Deviants (coedited with Richard A. Troiden). New York: William Morrow, 1974; paperback ed., 1975
5. Drugs, Society, and Behavior 91/92 (6th ed.). Guilford, CT: Dushkin/Annual Editions, 1991; 92/93 (7th ed.), 1992; 93/94 (8th ed.), 1993; 94/95 (9th ed.), 1994;95/96 (10th ed.), 1995
6. Social Deviance. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1996
7. Extreme Deviance (with Angus Vail). Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press, July 2007, copyright date 2008.
1. The Drug Phenomenon: Social Aspects of Drug Taking. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1973 (63 pp.)
2. "Drug Abuse and Alcoholism," in Craig J. Calhoun and George Ritzer (eds.), Introduction to Social Problems. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1993 (30 pp.); rev. ed. George Ritzer (ed.), Introduction to Sociology. McGraw-Hill, 2000 (35 pp.).
Articles in Academic Journals
1. "Social Class and Church Participation," American Journal of Sociology, vol.72 (July 1966): 102-111.
reprinted in: Joseph E. Faulkner (ed.), Religion's Influence in Contemporary Society: Readings in the Sociology of Religion.
Columbus, OH: Charles E. Merrill, 1972, pp.289-302.
2. "Some Critical Observations on the Church-Sect Dimension," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol.6 (Fall 1967): 69-77.
3. "Further Reflections on the Church-Sect Dimension," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol.6 (Fall 1967): 270-275.
4. "Class Styles of Religious Sociation," British Journal of Sociology, vol.19 (March 1968): 1-16.
5. "Some Sociological Implications of Religious Secularization," Social Compass, vol.16, no.2 (1969): 265-273.
6. "Marijuana and the Politics of Reality," Journal of Health and Social Behavior, vol.10 (June 1969): 83-94.
reprinted in: David E. Smith (ed.), The New Social Drug: Cultural, Medical, and Legal Perspectives on Marijuana. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall/Spectrum, 1970, pp.168-186
reprinted in: Jules J. Wanderer and Blaine Mercer (eds.), A Reader for the Study of Society, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1971, pp.285-300.
reprinted in: Jackwell Susman (ed.), Crime and Justice 1970-1971. New York: AMS Press, 1972, pp.3-19.
reprinted in: Stuart Palmer and Arnold Linsky (eds.), Rebellion and Retreat: Readings in the Forms and Processes of Deviance.
Columbus, OH: Charles E. Merrill, 1972, pp.350-367.
reprinted (in part) in Michael Wise and Allie Funk, Deviance: Sociological Explanations. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 2001, pp.26-29.
7. "Multiple Drug Use Among Marijuana Smokers," Social Problems, vol.17 (Summer 1969): 48-64.
reprinted in: Dean G. Rojek (ed.), Juvenile Delinquency: Adolescents in Conflict with the Law. Lexington, MA: Xerox, 1975, pp.173-181.
reprinted in: Robert E. Coombs, Lincoln J. Fry, and Patricia G. Lewis (eds.), Socialization in Drug Abuse. Cambridge, MA: Schenkman, 1976, pp.211-231.
reprinted in: Gerry Rose, Deciphering Sociological Research. London: Macmillan, 1982, pp.192-206; Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1983.
8. "Another Look at Social Class and Church Participation," American Journal of Sociology, vol.75 (March 1970): 779-781.
9. "Drug Use and Grades in College," Nature, vol.234 (November 26, 1971): 225-227.
10. "The Use of Marijuana and Other Illegal Drugs on a College Campus," British Journal of Addiction, vol.66 (December 1971): 335-336.
11. "Ideological Factors in the Marijuana Controversy," Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol.191 (December 31, 1971): 246-260.
12. "Cigarette Smoking and Drug Use on a College Campus," International Journal of the Addictions, vol.7 (March 1972): 133-140.
13. "Drug Use and Sexual Activity on a College Campus," American Journal of Psychiatry, vol.128 (April 1972): 1272-1276.
14. "The Criminogenics of Marijuana," Addictive Diseases, vol.1, no.3 (1974): 297-322.
15. "On Behalf of Labeling Theory," Social Problems, vol.22 (June 1975): 570-583.
reprinted in: Henry N. Pontell (ed.), Social Deviance: Readings in Theory and Research. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993, pp.96-108; 2nd ed., 1996, pp.86-97; 3rd ed., 1998, pp.86-97; 4th ed., 2002, pp.106-116.
reprinted in Bradley E.R. Wright and Ralph B. McNeal, Jr. (eds.), Boundaries: Readings in Deviance, Crime, and Criminal Justice. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2002; available on CD-ROM, 2003.
16. "Sociological Aspects of Marijuana Use," Contemporary Drug Problems, vol.4 (Winter 1975): 397-445.
17. "Sexual Correlates of Homosexual Experiences: An Exploratory Study of College Women" (coauthored with Lynn Haber), Journal of Sex Research, vol.13 (February 1977): 12-21.
18. "Amyl Nitrite Use among Homosexual Men" (coauthored with Richard R. Troiden), American Journal of Psychiatry, vol.136 (August 1979): 1067-1069.
19. "Heterosexual and Homosexual Activity among Gay Males" (coauthored with Richard R. Troiden), Deviant Behavior, vol.1 (October-December 1979): 37-55.
20. "Correlates and Accompaniments of Promiscuous Sex among Male Homosexuals" (coauthored with Richard R. Troiden), Psychiatry, vol.43 (February 1980): 51-58.
21. "Variables Related to the Acquisition of a Gay Identity" (coauthored with Richard R. Troiden), Journal of Homosexuality, vol.5 (Summer 1980): 383-392.
22. "Comments on the Homosexual Role," Journal of Sex Research, vol.17 (February 1981): 54-65.
23. "The Homosexual Role: Rejoinder to Omark and Whitam," Journal of Sex Research, vol.17 (February 1981): 76-83.
24. "Deviance, Norms, and Social Reaction," Deviant Behavior, vol.3 (October-December 1981): 67-73.
reprinted in: Erich Goode (ed.), Social Deviance. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1996, pp.36-40.
25. "The Fat Admirer" (coauthored with Joanne Preissler), Deviant Behavior, vol.4 (January-March 1983): 175-202.
reprinted in: Clifton D. Bryant (ed.), Deviant Behavior: Readings in the Sociology of Norm Violations. New York: Hemisphere, 1989, pp.325-347.
26. "Sociology Textbooks: A Teaching Perspective," Teaching Sociology, vol.16 (October 1988): 384-389.
27. "The American Drug Panic of the 1980s: Social Construction or Objective Threat?" Violence, Aggression and Terrorism, vol.3, no.4(1989): 327-344.
reprinted in: International Journal of the Addictions, vol.25 (September 1990): 1077-1092.
28. "Positive Deviance: A Viable Concept?" Deviant Behavior, vol.12 (July-September 1991): 289-309.
reprinted in: Henry N. Pontell (ed.), Readings in Theory and Research (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996, pp.33-43.
29. "Moral Panics: Culture, Politics, and Social Construction" (coauthored with Nachman Ben-Yehuda), Annual Review of Sociology, vol.20 (1994): 149-171.
30. "Round Up the Usual Suspects: The Limits of Constructionism," The American Sociologist, vol.25 (Winter 1994): 91-105.
31. "The Ethics of Deception in Social Research: A Case Study," Qualitative Sociology, vol.19, no.1 (1996): 11-33.
reprinted in: J. Mitchell Miller and Richard Tewksbury (ed.), Extreme Methods: Innovative Approaches to Social Science Research. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2001, pp.239-257.
32. "Gender and Courtship Entitlement: Responses to Personal Ads," Sex Roles, vol.34, nos.3/4 (1996): 141-169.
33. "Photographs as Sexual Advertisements: Responses to Personal Ads," Sociological Focus, vol.31 (October 1998): 389-405.
34. "Sex with Informants as Deviant Behavior: An Account and Commentary," Deviant Behavior, vol.20, no.4 (October-December 1999): 301-324.
reprinted in Alex Thio and Thomas C. Calhoun (eds.), Readings in DeviantBehavior (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2001, as "Pleasures and Perils in Deviance Research," pp.25-38; 3rd ed., 2003, pp.25-30; 4th ed., 2006, pp.25-30.
reprinted in Bradley E.R. Wright and Ralph B. McNeal, Jr. (eds.), Boundaries: Readings in Deviance, Crime, and Criminal Justice. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2002; available on CD-ROM, 2003.
35. "Sexual Involvement and Social Research in a Fat Civil Rights Organization," Qualitative Sociology, vol.25 (Winter 2002): 501-534.
36. "Does the Death of the Sociology of Deviance Claim Make Sense?" The American Sociologist, vol.33 (Fall 2002): 116-128.
37. "The MacGuffin that Refuses to Die: An Investigation into the Condition of the Sociology of Deviance," Deviant Behavior, vol.24, no.6 (November-December 2003): 507-533.
38. "Methamphetamine Use in the United States: An Overview," Law Enforcement Executive Forum, vol.3, no.4 (2003): 43-62.
39. "The ‘Death' MacGuffin Redux: Comments on Best," Deviant Behavior, vol.25 (September-October 2004): 493-509.
40. "Is the Sociology of Deviance Still Relevant?" The American Sociologist, 35 (Winter 2004): 46-57.
41. "Is the Deviance Concept Still Relevant to Sociology?" Sociological Spectrum, 26 (December 2006): 547-558.
Reprinted in Patricia Adler and Peter Adler (eds.), Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction (6th ed.) Belmont, CA: Wadsworth (forthcoming).
42. "Relativism and the Demise of the Sociology of Deviance: A Reply to Costello," Sociological Spectrum, 26 (December 2006): 607-613.
Chapters and Entries in Books and Encyclopedias
"Trends in Drug Use: Report from One Campus," in Stanley Einstein and Stephen Allen (eds.), Student Drug Surveys. Farmingdale, NY: Baywood, 1972, pp.123-127.
"The Major Drugs of Use among Adolescents and Young Adults," in Ernest Harms (ed.), Drugs and Youth: The Challenge of Today. New York: Pergamon Press, 1973, pp.33-72.
"The Criminology of Drugs and Drug Use," In Abraham S. Blumberg (ed.), Current Perspectives on Criminal Behavior: Original Essays on Criminology. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1974, pp.165-191.
"Marijuana and the Progression to Dangerous Drugs," in Loren L. Miller (ed.), Marijuana: Effects on Human Behavior, New York: Academic Press, 1974, pp.303-338.
"Drugs and Crime," in Abraham S. Blumberg (ed.), Current Perspectives on Criminal Behavior: Essays on Criminology (2nd ed.). New York: Alfred Knopf, 1981, pp.227-272.
"Why Teenagers Smoke Pot," in Leonard H. Gross (ed.), The Parents' Guide to Teenagers. New York: Macmillan, 1981, pp.115-117.
"Deviance," in Harvey A. Farberman and Robert S. Perinbanayagam (eds.), Foundations of Interpretive Sociology: Original Essays in Symbolic Interaction. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1985, pp.217-260.
"Drug Use," in Adam Kuper and Jessica Kuper (eds.), The Social Science Encyclopedia. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985, pp.211-213; rev. paperback ed., London & New York: Routledge, 1989, 211-213; rev. ed., 1996, pp.197-200; 3rd ed., 2004.
"Deviance," in Academic American Encyclopedia, Danbury, Conn.: Grolier, 1985, vol.6, p.143.
"Drug Abuse," in Academic American Encyclopedia, Danbury, Conn:Grolier, 1985, vol.6, pp.279-281; rev. ed., 1995; 2nd rev. ed., 1998.
"Drugs, The Rejection of (in Western Civilization)," in Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminology and Deviant Behavior, Clifton D. Bryant et al. (eds.), New York: Taylor & Francis, 2001, vol.4, pp.266-269.
"Cigarette Smoking as Deviant Behavior" in Alex Thio and Thomas C. Calhoun (eds.), Readings in Deviant Behavior (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2001, pp.128-136.
"Drug Use in America: An Overview," in Alex Thio and (eds.), Readings in Deviant Behavior (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2001, pp.115-122.
"Drug Legalization," in David Levinson (ed.), Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2002, pp.559-565.
"Drug Abuse as a Global Social Problem," in George Ritzer (ed.), Handbook of Social Problems: A Comparative International Perspective, Thousand Oaks, Sage, 2004, pp.494-520.
"The Sociology of Drug Use," in Clifton D. Bryant and Dennis L. Peck (eds.), 21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2007, vol.1, pp.415-424.
"Deviance," "Deviance and Crime" (with Alex Thio), "The ‘Death' of the Sociology of Deviance," "Explanatory Theories of Deviance," and "Collective Deviance," in George Ritzer (ed.), The Blackwell
Encyclopedia of Sociology, Oxford, UK & Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 2007, pp.1075-1082, 1092-1095, 978-980, 1100-1107, 583- 584.
"Drugs and Consciousness," Norman E. Zinberg and John A. Robertson, Drugs and the Public, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972, and Andrew Weil, The Natural Mind: ANew Way of Looking at Drugs and the Higher Consciousness, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972, Dissent, vol.19 (Fall 1972): 644-650.
Charles T. Tart On Being Stoned: A Psychological Study of Marijuana Intoxication, Palo Alto, CA: Science and Behavior Books, 1971, Contemporary Drug Problems, vol.1 (Spring 1972): 379-390.
Bruce D. Johnson et al., Taking Care of Business: The Economics of Crime by Heroin Abusers, Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1985, Social Pharmacology, vol.1, no.2 (1987): 85-92.
"Crime Can Be Fun: The Deviant Experience," Jack Katz, Seductions of Crime: Moral and Sensual Attractions of Doing Evil, New York: Basic Books, 1988, ContemporarySociology, vol.19 (January 1990): 5-12.
"No Need to Panic? A Bumper Crop of Books on Moral Panics," Kenneth Thompson, Moral Panics. London & New York: Routledge, 1998; Philip Jenkins, Moral Panic: Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America. New Haven, CN: Yale University Press, 1998; Joel Best, Random Violence: How We Talk About New Crimes and New Victims. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999; and Barry Glassner, The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things. New York: Basic Books, 1999, in Sociological Forum, vol.15 (September 2000): 543-552.
"Mixing Genres: It's a Floor Wax and a Whipped Topping!" Carolyn Ellis, The Ethnographic I: A Methodological Novel About Autoethnography. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2004, Symbolic Interaction, vol.29, no.2 (2006): 259-264.
Alvin Bertrand, Basic Sociology: An Introduction to Theory and Method. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1967, American Sociological Review, vol.33 (August 1968): 672-673.
Peter L. Berger, The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, vol.10 (December 1968): 352-353.
Jack D. Douglas (ed.), Observations on Deviance. New York: Random House, 1970, and James E. Teele (ed.), Juvenile Delinquency: A Reader. Itasca, IL: Peacock, 1970,Contemporary Sociology, vol.1 (May 1972): 207-209.
Peter G. Garabedian and Don C. Gibbons (eds.), Becoming Delinquent: Young Offenders and the Correctional System. Chicago: Aldine, 1970, Journal of Criminal Law,Criminology, and Police Science, vol.63 (June 1972): 275-276.
Jess R. Lord, Marijuana and Personality Change. Lexington, MA: Heath Lexington Books, 1971, Contemporary Sociology, vol.2 (January 1973): 73-75, and vol.12 (November 1973): 587-588.
Joel Simon Hochman, Marijuana and Social Evolution. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall/Spectrum, 1972, Contemporary Sociology, vol.3 (September 1974): 457-458.
"Effects of Cannabis in Another Culture," Vera Rubin and Lambros Comitas, Ganja in Jamaica: A Medical Anthropological Study of Marijuana Use. The Hague, The Netherlands: Mouton, 1975, Science, vol.189 (4 July 1975): 41-43.
Jack H. Mendelson, A. Michael Rossi, and Roger E. Meyer (eds.), The Use of Marijuana: A Psychological and Physiological Inquiry. New York: Plenum Press, 1974, SocialScience and Medicine, vol.10 (February 1976): 124-125.
Lester Grinspoon and Peter Hedblom, The Speed Culture. Cambridge, MA:Harvard University Press, 1975, Social Science and Medicine, vol.10 (May 1976): 249-251.
"Into the Coke Generation," Lester Grinspoon and James B. Bakalar, Cocaine: A Drug and Its Social Evolution. New York: Basic Books, 1976, Newsday, January 30, 1977, Ideas Section, p.22.
"Setting the Record Straight on Getting High," William Novak, High Culture: Marijuana in the Lives of Americans. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1980, and Lester Grinspoon and James B. Bakalar, Psychedelic Drugs Reconsidered. New York: Basic Books, 1979, Newsday, March 23, 1980, Ideas Section, p.16.
Jerome L. Himmelstein, The Strange Career of Marihuana: Politics and Ideology of Drug Control in America. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983, ContemporarySociology, vol.13 (March 1984): 170-171.
Craig B. Little, Understanding Deviance and Control: Theory, Research and Social Policy. Itasca, IL: Peacock, 1983, Social Forces, vol.63 (December 1984): 583-584.
John Kaplan, The Hardest Drug: Heroin and Public Policy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, Society, vol.22 (July/August 1985): 93-96.
Stanford M. Lyman (ed.), Selected Writings of Henry Hughes: Antebellum Southerner, Slavocrat, Sociologist. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1985, Social Forces, vol.65 (September 1986): 258-260.
Bruce D. Johnson et al., Taking Care of Business: The Economics of Crime by Heroin Abusers. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1985, Social Forces, vol.65 (September 1986): 281-282.
Elliott Leyton, Compulsive Killers: The Story of Modern Multiple Murder. New York: Washington Mews Books/New York University Press, 1986, Contemporary Sociology, vol.16 (November 1987): 842-843.
James W. Messerschmidt, Masculinities and Crime: Critique and Reconceptualization of Theory. Landham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1993, Choice, vol.31 (March 1994): 1225-1226.
Gail Elizabeth Wyatt, Michael D. Newcomb, and Monika H. Riederle, Sexual Abuse and Consensual Sex: Women's Developmental Patterns and Outcomes. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1993, Choice, vol.31 (June 1994): 1662.
Shannon Bell, Reading, Writing, and Rewriting the Prostitute's Body. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994, Choice, vol.32 (November 1994): 1829.
Colin Sumner, The Sociology of Deviance: An Obituary. London: Open University Press, 1994, Social Forces, vol.73 (June 1995): 1629-1630.
Alexander Durig, Autism and the Crisis of Meaning. Albany: State
University of New York Press, 1996, Contemporary Sociology, vol.26 (March 1997): 233-234.
Russell R. Dynes and Kathleen J. Tierney (eds.), Disasters, Collective Behavior, and Social Organization. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1994, Social Forces, vol.75 (June 1997): 1515-1517
Eva Bertram, Morris Blachman, Kenneth Sharpe, and Peter Andreas, Drug War Politics: The Price of Denial. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996, Social Forces, vol.77 (June 1999):1682-1683.
Jennifer L. Dunn, Courting Disaster: Intimate Stalking, Culture, and Criminal Justice. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter, 2002, Symbolic Interaction, vol.27, no.1 (2004): 119-122.
Miscellaneous Publications in Handbooks, Government Documents,
Own Anthologies, Reprints of Book Chapters, Newsletters, Etc.
"Marijuana and Crime," in Marihuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding, The Technical Papers of the First Report of the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse, Appendix, Vol.I, Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1972, pp.447-469.
reprinted in: Marcello Truzzi and Philip B. Springer (eds.), Solving Social Problems: Essays in Relevant Sociology. Pacific Palisades, CA: Goodyear, 1976, pp.64-88.
"Foreword" to Bruce D. Johnson, Marihuana Users and Drug Subcultures. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1973, pp.vii-ix.
"Notes on the Enforcement of Moral Crimes," in Harvey A. Farberman and Erich Goode (eds.), Social Reality. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1973, pp.254-264.
"Deviance and Social Control," in Donald Light, Jr., and Suzanne Keller (eds.), The Professional Sourcebook for Sociology (2nd ed.). New York: Alfred Knopf, 1981, pp.57-71.
"Effects of Marijuana: Responses by Users," in Peter Park and Wasyl Matveychuk (eds.), Culture and Politics of Drugs. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 1986, pp.17-19 (reprinted from Drugs in American Society, 2d ed., 1984, pp.100-102).
"Sexual Correlates of Female Homosexual Experience," in Clive M. Davis, William L. Yarber, and Sandra L. Davis (eds.), Sexuality-Related Measures: A Compendium. Lake Mills, IA: Graphic Publishing, 1988, pp.163-166.
"Reflections on Fighting the American Drug War," in Jordan M. Scher and Mark Segal (eds.), Perspectives in Drug Abuse: Drugs and the Law. London: Freund Publishing House, 1989, pp.37-69 (reprinted from Drugs in American Society, 3rd ed., 1989, pp.261-287).
"An Introduction to Deviance," in Joel M. Caron (ed.), The Meaning of Sociology: A Reader. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1996, pp.258-265 (reprinted fromDeviant Behavior, 1st ed., 1978, pp.3-18).
"The Stigma of Obesity," in Erich Goode (ed.), Social Deviance. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1996, pp.332-340.
reprinted in: Alex Thio and Thomas C. Calhoun (ed.), Readings in Deviant Behavior (3rd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2004, pp.176-182; 4th ed., 2006, pp.169-175.
"Some Thoughts on Textbooks in the Sociology of Deviance," Newsletter of the Crime, Law, and Deviance Section of the American Sociological Association, Spring 1997, pp.1-4.
"On Moral Panics: A Reply to Beisel and Donovan" (with Nachman Ben-Yehuda), Newsletter of the Sociology of Culture Section of the American SociologicalAssociation, Spring/Summer 1998, pp.10-11.
"The American Drug Panic of the 1980s," in Amanda Konradi and Martha Schmidt (eds.), Social Problems: Perspectives and Approaches. Palo Alto, CA: Mayfield, 1998, pp.402-410 (reprinted from Moral Panics, 1994, pp.205-215).
"Enter Moral Panics" in Gary W. Potter and Victor E. Kappeler (eds.),Constructing Crime: Perspectives on Making News and Social Problems. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 1998, pp.27-35 (reprinted from Moral Panics, 1994, pp.22-30).
"The American Drug Panic of the 1980s," in David W. Neubauer (ed.), Debating Crime: Rhetoric and Reality. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2001, pp.30-34 (reprinted fromMoral Panics, 1994, pp.205-215).
"Foreword" to Robert E. Bartholomew, Little Green Men, Meowing Nuns and Head-Hunting Panics: A Study in Psychogenic Illness and Social Delusion. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001, pp.1-2.
"Science and Paranormalism," in Joel M. Charon (ed.), The Meaning of Sociology: A Reader, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002, pp.18-27 (reprinted fromParanormal Beliefs, 2000, pp.17-32).
"Alcohol and Tobacco: The Real Dangerous Drugs?" in Larry K. Gaines and Peter B. Kraska (eds.), Drugs, Crime, and Justice: Contemporary Perspectives (2nd ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2003, pp.383-396 (reprinted from Between Politics and Reason: The Drug Legalization Debate, 1997, pp.135-149).
"Moral Panics: An Introduction" in Chas Crichter (ed.), Critical Readings: Moral Panics and the Media. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press, 2006, pp.50-59 (reprinted from Goode and Ben-Yehuda, Moral Panics, 1994, pp.31-65.)
Articles in Newspapers, Magazines and Other Non-Academic Journals
"Marijuana and the Credibility Gap," Other Scenes, February 1969, p.1.
"Marijuana and Sex," Evergreen Review, May 1969, pp.19-21, 72-73.
"The Marijuana Market," Columbia Forum, Winter 1969, pp.4-8.
reprinted in: New Society, 11 June 1970, pp.992-994, as "How the American Marijuana Market Works."
reprinted in: The Bulletin (Sydney, Australia), November 7, 1970, pp.47-49, as "How the American Marijuana Market Works."
reprinted in: Donald E. Barnes and Louisa Messolonghites (eds.), Preventing Drug Abuse. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1972, pp.39-43.
"Marijuana: The Pseudo-Scientific Debate," University Review (State University of New York), Autumn 1970, pp.24-28.
"Turning on for Fun," The New York Times, January 9, 1971, p.27.
reprinted in: Drugs, The Great Contemporary Issues Series, Set I, vol.1, New York: Arno Press/The New York Times, 1972, p.228.
"Alcohol and Marijuana," Newsday, March 7, 1972, p.31.
"How Heroin Kills," Newsday, March 14, 1972, Ideas Section, p.2.
reprinted in: Maureen E. Kelleher, Bruce K. MacMurray, and Thomas M. Shapiro (eds.), Drugs and Society: A Critical Reader. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 1983, pp.219-223, as "Is Heroin a Dangerous Drug?"
"Sex and Marijuana," Sexual Behavior, May 1972, pp.45-51.
reprinted in: Leonard H. Gross (ed.), Sexual Behavior: Current Issues. Flushing, NY: Spectrum Publications, 1974, pp.155-164.
"Rocky's Missing the Point on Drugs," Newsday, January 9, 1973, p.37.
"Fighting Heroin with Heroin," Newsday, March 4, 1973, Ideas Section, pp.1, 10.
reprinted in: Staff and Editors of Newsday, The Heroin Trail. New York: New American Library, 1974, pp.309-313, as "The End of the Trail."
"The Aspirin Connection," Newsday, March 25, 1973, Ideas Section, p.9.
"Marijuana Myths: Old and New," The Reporter (Passaic County NJ Bar Association), September 1974, pp.1, 18-22.
"Marijuana and the Law," The Reporter (Passaic County NJ Bar Association), March 1976, pp.1, 16-17, 19.
"The Year They Gave up on Pot?" Newsday, August 1, 1976, Ideas Section, p.5.
"Decriminalize Marijuana? Just a Matter of Time," The Charlotte Observer, March 18, 1977, p.18A.
"Scientists in the Popular Press" (coauthored with Robert Gordon Shepherd), New Scientist, 24 November 1977, pp.482-484.
"Living Hell in Haiti" (coauthored with Patrick Lemoine), Inquiry, March 3, 1980, pp.12-19.
reprinted in The Miami News, March 24, 1980.
"Why It's Okay to Be Fat," LI Magazine, April 20, 1980, pp.19-20, 42, 44, 46-47.
reprinted in: Chicago Style (Chicago Sun-Times), August 24, 1980, pp.6-7, as "Is It Okay to Be Fat?"
"Admirers of Fat Women" (coauthored with Joanne Preissler), Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, March 1982, pp.140, 142-145.
"Use of Drugs Is not Decreasing," Newsday, June 7, 1983, p.50.
"Strange Bedfellows: Ideology, Politics, and the Drug Legalization Debate," Society, 35 (May/June 1998): 18-27 (adapted from Between Politics and Reason, 1997, Chapter 5).
"A Skeptic's Guide to the Drug Policy Debate," Skeptic, vol.6, no.1 (1998): 62-67.
reprinted in: James A. Inciardi (ed.), The Drug Legalization Debate (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1999, pp.111-124, as "Thinking About the Drug Policy Debate."
"Phantom Assailants and the Madness of Crowds: The Mad Gasser of Botetourt County," (coauthored with Robert E. Bartholomew), Skeptic, vol.7, no.4 (1999):
"Jerzy Kosinski at Columbia," Raritan, vol.18 (Spring 1999): 90-101.
"Two Paranormalisms or Two and a Half? An Empirical Exploration," Skeptical Inquirer, vol.24 (January/February 2000): 29-35.
"Mass Delusions and Hysterias: Highlights from the Past Millennium" (coauthored with Robert E. Bartholomew), Skeptical Inquirer, vol.24 (May/June 2000): 20-28.
"Education, Scientific Knowledge, and Belief in the Paranormal," Skeptical Inquirer, 26 (January/February 2002): 24-27.
"Life Is Short/Autobiography as Haiku," The Washington Post, Style section, Sunday, January 27, 2002, p.F1.
"Drug Arrests at the Millennium," Society, vol.39, no.5 (July/August 2002), pp.41-45.
"Why Was The X-Files So Appealing?" Skeptical Inquirer, 26 (September-October 2002), pp.48-50.
"The Skeptic Meets CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)," Skeptic, vol.10, no.4, 2004, pp.75-77.
"Legalize It? A Bulletin from the War on Drugs," Contexts, vol.3, no.3, Summer 2004, pp.19-25.
reprinted in: Alex Thio and Thomas C. Calhoun (eds.), Readings in Deviant Behavior (4th ed.), Allyn & Bacon, 2006, pp.317-323.
"Time for a Season: Messages from a Middle-Aged Brain," Palo Alto Review, Spring 2006, pp.26-31.
Current Research Interests and Activities
Crime and Criminality: An Assessment of the General Theory of Crime, under contract with Stanford University Press (book of original essays, with an introduction; to be completed August 2007).
M.A. Student, Advanced Academic Program in Non-Fiction Writing, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University; degree expected, June or September 2007.