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NCJ Number: 116974 Find in a Library
Title: World According to NAMBLA: Accounting for Deviance
Journal: Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare  Volume:16  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1989)  Pages:111-126
Author(s): M DeYoung
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 16
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) is a pedophile organization that advocates adult sexual behavior with male children.
Abstract: Given the considerable consensus in this society that such sexual behavior with children is exploitative and victimizing in nature, the techniques that NAMBLA uses to justify, rationalize, and normalize its philosophy and its members' practices in order to avoid or neutralize censure and stigma, are of particular sociological interest. This paper uses Scott and Lyman's (1968) concept of 'accounts' as a theoretical framework for the analysis of these techniques that are found in the publicly disseminated literature of the NAMBLA organization. 41 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Child molesters
Index Term(s): Sex offenders
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