The Social Construction of Addiction and Sexual Deviancy: A Comparative Analysis of the Experts in Policy Debate

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dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Haillie
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-24T15:38:26Z
dc.date.available2017-02-24T15:38:26Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/35852
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-20135
dc.description.abstractSexual deviancy and addiction are two concepts that have undergone considerable development in the way in which they are constructed. Since the 1800s both concepts have come to the attention of the medical field, psychological field and the criminal justice system which have made numerous attempts to regulate and treat them within these realms. By using the lens of social construction and Spector and Kitsuse’s theory of social problems, this project explores how experts describe sexual deviancy and addiction. Important considerations involving the significance of victims and a victim status emerge from the analysis, as the differentiating factors between demands for treatment for addiction, while sexual deviancy experiences an increasingly punitive regime.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectSocial Construction
dc.subjectAddiction
dc.subjectSexual Deviancy
dc.subjectSexual Offending
dc.subjectSpector and Kitsuse
dc.subjectSocial Problems
dc.titleThe Social Construction of Addiction and Sexual Deviancy: A Comparative Analysis of the Experts in Policy Debate
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.supervisorQuirion, Bastien
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
uottawa.departmentCriminology
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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