The Importance Of Devianncy In Society

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In a society, there are people who the population considers deviant because they do not conform to the socially predetermined regulations of a society. Within the term deviance, there are different levels that each community deems more deviant than others are. Sexual assault, especially when involving minors is often considered one of the more severe versions of deviancy in a society. This article focuses on the NAMBLA, which stands for the North American Man-Boy Love Association. This organization promotes and advocates sexual behavior between grown male adults and adolescent males. The models chosen by this organization to base themselves from are a part of a network of self-proclaimed pedophiles. They view themselves as a part of an established…show more content…
This is a consistent ideology shared by many people in society today. There are two types of accounts mentioned by this article. The first being excuses meaning that they acknowledge that such behavior is bad but they do not take full responsibility for them. The second is justification in which they take full responsibility for the actions but deny the stigma associated with the act. This is believed to be a way of thinking because in their minds, the way society reacts to the deviant act of assault such as the police officers questioning and the court appearances actually inflicts more harm on the child than the actual act…show more content…
These justifications, according to the article include the denial of injury. This mean that they accept the responsibility of the act but argue that it is acceptable because no one is injured. This has been proven false by countless amounts of data and studies regarding the same topic. Some people involved in this act have directly come out and stated that it may in fact cause harm to the child because there is simply no way around the truth. Another justification is the condemnation of the condemners or rejecting those who reject them. In addition, they may appeal to higher loyalties in which they create a form of a higher power in which the people owe allegiance to. This is very similar to religion in which having a so-called higher power or god in which people revolve their beliefs around somehow justifies the actions that they take. The last is the denial of the victim. This is when they would have some of the children partaking in the act state that they are in love or would not have it any other way, basically explaining that they are comfortable with their situation. No matter how many justifications thy think of, society as a whole will likely never fully understand and accept this form of deviance as
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