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date: 15 April 2024

deviance amplification 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine
Author(s):

Michael Kent

Process, often performed by the mass media, in which the extent and seriousness of deviant behaviour, such as football hooliganism, is exaggerated. The effect is to create a greater awareness and interest in deviance which results in more deviance being uncovered, giving the impression that the initial exaggeration was actually a true representation.... ...

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