Crime and Deviance brings together the important essays and previously unpublished writings of Edwin M. Lemert. It is virtually impossible to discuss crime and lesser forms of social deviance without using language Lemert introduced into scientific and popular vocabularies. Crime and Deviance presents for the first time an important body of Professor Lemert's unpublished work. It thus allows rare insight into his constantly changing thought, which is as fresh today as ever.
Charles C. Lemert is professor of sociology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. A prolific writer, he is the author of many books of note including, most recently, Social Things: An Introduction to Sociological Life. Michael F. Winter is currently behavioral sciences librarian at Shields Library, University of California, Davis. He is author of The Culture and Control of Expertise: Towards a Sociological Understanding of Librarianship (1988), and a number of articles in social theory and librarianship. His current interest is in the study of social control of knowledge and its dissemination.