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NCJ Number: 113414 Find in a Library
Title: Deviant Modes of Adaptations to a Deviant Involvement
Journal: Deviant Behavior  Volume:9  Issue:3  Dated:(1988)  Pages:225-239
Author(s): L W Klemke
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 15
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Traditionally the sociology of deviance has focused on understanding why deviance occurs. This analysis goes one step further and pursues the issue: Once an individual becomes involved in deviance how does that person (and others aware of it) respond to this contingency.
Abstract: In this paper only deviant modes of adaptations for the deviant actor are identified as: (1) deviance seeking, (2) deviance maintenance, (3) dazed consciousness, and (4) deviance erasing. The deviant responses, for others aware of the initial deviant act, are identified as: (1) deviance bandwagon and (2) deviance retaliation modes of adaptations. The analysis strongly supports the position that deviance can be viewed as an independent variable in the deviance amplification process. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Behavior typologies; Deviance
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