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What Have We Learned from Five Decades of Neutralization Research?
Neutralization theory, though a popular framework for understanding deviant behavior, remains badly underdeveloped. Few attempts have been made to connect it to narrative and sociocognitive researchExpand
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"How Edge Are You?" Constructing Authentic Identities and Subcultural Boundaries in a Straightedge Internet Forum
We analyze how participants in an internet forum dedicated to the straightedge subculture articulate and express subcultural identities and boundaries, with particular attention to how theyExpand
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societal attachments, offending frequency, and techniques of neutralization
This study investigates the influence of societal attachments and offending frequency on the use of neutralization techniques. To do this, 42 auto thieves were interviewed. Findings indicate thatExpand
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ROUTINE ACTIVITIES AND MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT: A CRIME SPECIFIC APPROACH
ABSTRACT The routine activity approach to crime predicts that the routine daily activities of populations affect the availability of targets and, thereby, shape the crime rate. Routine activityExpand
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Examining the risk reduction strategies of actors in online criminal markets
Research examining offender risk reduction strategies within illicit markets focus primarily on those operating in the real world for drugs and stolen goods. Few have considered the strategies thatExpand
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Techniques of Neutralization
Gresham Sykes and David Matza argue that, when offenders contemplate committing criminal acts, they use linguistic devices to neutralize the guilt of committing crime. The most common neutralizationExpand
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“Keepin' My Mind Right”
It is not uncommon for inmates to experience religious conversions in prison. These conversions allow inmates to portray themselves in a prosocial light and help them to establish a sense of controlExpand
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Transferring Subcultural Knowledge On-Line: Practices and Beliefs of Persistent Digital Pirates
Criminal subcultures form around deviant behaviors as a consequence of persistent interactions with like-minded others who facilitate the transmission of norms, values, and belief. AlthoughExpand
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Techniques of Affirmation: Deviant Behavior, Moral Commitment, and Subcultural Identity
Previous studies have examined how individuals act in ways that are considered deviant by mainstream standards and how these individuals neutralize their actions to maintain a positive self concept.Expand
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streetlife and the rewards of auto theft
Contemporary criminal decision-making theories suggest that offender's subjective assessments of the risks and rewards of crime must be understood within the context of their lives. The lives of mostExpand
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