Screwing the Pooch: Legitimizing Accounts in a Zoophilia On-line Community

  title={Screwing the Pooch: Legitimizing Accounts in a Zoophilia On-line Community},
  author={R. Maratea},
  journal={Deviant Behavior},
  pages={918 - 943}
  • R. Maratea
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Deviant Behavior
This article seeks to extend existing research that addresses how deviant individuals use Internet technology to communicate accounts that neutralize hostile labels associated with their behaviors. Data were collected from a message board dedicated to zoophilia; the sample was comprised of 4,983 individual posts drawn from 87 discussion threads. Findings suggest that the posters routinely justify their actions through the production of neutralizing accounts. In particular, three new types of… Expand
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