“Delinquent Boys”: Toward a New Understanding of “Deviant” and Transgressive Behavior in Gay Men

  title={“Delinquent Boys”: Toward a New Understanding of “Deviant” and Transgressive Behavior in Gay Men},
  author={Brian J Frederick},
  journal={Critical Criminology},
  • B. Frederick
  • Published 1 March 2014
  • Sociology
  • Critical Criminology
Cultural criminology suggests that crime, deviance, and transgression are often subcultural in nature. For this reason, cultural criminologists often focus on the simultaneous forces of cultural inclusion and social exclusion when explaining criminal, deviant, or transgressive behaviors. This is a particularly useful bricolage for examining contemporary gay deviance and transgression—behaviors that are perhaps closely linked to (if not directly caused by) the past isolation, marginalization and… 
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