Example sentences for: deviance

How can you use “deviance” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • So, we decriminalized virtually all minor offenses, we refused to confront young persons meaningfully for minor offenses--in New York City even burglary was for all practical purposes decriminalized (police didn't even bother investigating it)--and to use Moynihan's phrase, we "defined deviance down."

  • Estimates for the nonLDS population of Utah were derived by subtracting the number of LDS Church members from the Utah population provided by the US Bureau of the Census [ 14 ] . Poisson regression was used to estimate the incidence rate ratio between LDS and nonLDS [ 15 ] . Appropriate models reported below were selected based on the deviance goodness-of-fit test.

  • deviance something in the eye of the beholder.

  • In a 1954 book titled Seduction of the Innocent , a psychologist named Fred Wertham attacked the sadistic violence and sexual deviance portrayed in comic books.

  • That fragmented system without oversight had its problems: deviance (not all doctors provided good care) and cost (the doctors drove up the bills).

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