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Race, Ethnicity and CulturePsychological Variables in the Ethiology of Deviant Behavior

Author(s): Dianne A. Fenton

Journal: ERCES Online Quarterly Review
ISSN 1811-9123

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 5;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: Race and Ethicity | Culture | Criminology | Crime | Psychology. Exclusion of Ethic Minority

The terms race, ethnicity and culture have no generally agreed upon definitions. The term deviance, does. There is a growing interest in the interaction between these four terms perhaps as a result of the biogenetic, psychiatric and psychological studies being conducted to identify a possible link between criminality and genetics, physiology, mental disorders, personality and moral development. This writing presents a general overview of deviance and how it is influenced by such elements as race, ethnicity, culture and socioeconomic status.
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