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ERIC Number: EJ478731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0148-432X
Defining Deviancy Down: How We've Become Accustomed to Alarming Levels of Crime and Destructive Behavior.
Moynihan, Daniel Patrick
American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, v17 n4 p10-18 Win 1993-94
Asserts that the amount of deviant behavior in American society has increased beyond levels the community can afford to recognize and that society has been redefining deviancy to exempt much conduct previously stigmatized and accepting as normal behavior that considered abnormal by earlier standards. Redefinition is categorized as altruistic, opportunistic, and normalizing. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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