deviancy


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deviancy

Vox populi A major abnormality, usually understood to be mental. See Paraphilia, Sexual deviancy.
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Although most schizophrenia patients do not exhibit sexual deviancy, sexual content in hallucinations and delusions is common
In this study we sought to investigate how college-aged heterosexual individuals perceive sexual activities along the dimensions of eroticism, romanticism, and deviancy. While these dimensions are not exhaustive, they are especially relevant to sexuality, especially gender differences.
- Exhort civil society to implement programmes and studies dedicated to guide youth and protect them from the dangers of behavioural deviancy, extremism and terrorism.
Saudi Arabia has made big progress in fighting intellectual deviancy, compared to other countries hit by terrorism, Prince Naif said.
I would hope that our elected representatives will recognize HB 436 for what it is really all about and reject this latest attempt to define deviancy down.
Elise Chenier, Strangers in our Midst: Sexual Deviancy in Postwar Ontario (Toronto: University of Toronto Press 2008)
Chapters are organized thematically: marriage and family, religion, science, crime, and deviancy. This does create for considerable overlap, if not repetition.
Social services actually provided him with a further two victims of his sexual deviancy.
Daniel Moynihan's seminal 1993 essay, "Defining Deviancy Down"--was beginning to lift.
Recorder Jeremy Richardson said: "The sentence imposed is indefinite to protect the public from your predatory sexual deviancy towards children.
MARYLAND GOVERNOR ROBERT Ehrlich in June fired a Catholic transit official who had said on television that homosexuality was "sexual deviancy." Architect Robert Smith made the antigay remarks as a panelist on a local political program.
That sort of suspicion, denunciation, and searching out of deviancy makes me think of things like the witch trials in Salem.