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  • Reconciliation and Religio-Political Non-Conformism in Zimbabwe.
    Tarusarira, Joram (2016)
    Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: Peace; Deviance/social control; Zimbabwe
  • The over-policing of the devil: A sociology of exorcism.
    Giordan, Giuseppe, and Adam Possamai (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 444-460.

    Increases in the supply & availability of exorcists lend credibility to the belief in devil possession and hence o increases in people who believe they are possessed. Examines case files of an exorcist.

    Associated Search Terms: Exorcism; Deviance/social control; Devil; Social construction of reality
  • The doors of the church are now open: Black Clergy, collective efficacy, and neighborhood violence.
    Pegram, Kashea, Rod K. Brunson, and Anthony A. Braga (2016)
    City & Community 15:3:289-314.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Boston; African Americans; Clergy; Clergy role; Community organization; Deviance/social control; Urban; Youth; Violence
  • Prayers, protest, and police: How religion influences police presence at collective action events in the United States, 1960-1995.
    Beyerlein, Kraig, Sarah Soule, and Nancy Martin (2015)
    American Sociological Review 80:6: 1250-1271.

    Police are generally less likely to be present for protest events staged by religious groups than ones by secular groups, but there are exceptions.

    Associated Search Terms: Protest; Deviance/social control
  • The new moral entrepreneurs: Atheist activism as scripted and performed political deviance.
    Fazzino, Lori L., Michael Ian Borer, and Mohammed Abdel Haq (2015)
    In M. Dellwing, J.A. Kotarba, an N.W. Pino (eds.) The Death and Resurrection of Deviance: Current Ideas and Research.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; Atheist; Deviance/social control; Moral entrepreneur
  • Deviating from Religious Norms and the Mental Health of Conservative Protestants.
    Mannheimer, Andrew H., and Terrence D. Hill (2015)
    Journal of Religion and Health 54:5: 1826-1838.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Deviance/social control; Conservative
  • Religious diversity, social control, and legal pluralism: A socio-legal analysis.
    Richardson, James T. (2014)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) From Religious Diversity to Religious Pluralism: What is at Stake. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, pp. 31-47.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Law; Pluralism; Deviance/social control
  • Cross-national analysis of the influence of cultural norms and government restrictions on the relationship between religion and well-being.
    Hayward, R. David, and Marta Elliott (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:1: 23-43.

    Analyzes 5 waves (1981-2008) of World Values Survey data. Self-reported religion predicts happiness & self-reported health where religion is freely practiced, but it is harmful where there are religious restrictions & religion is deemed deviant.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Well-being; Health; Happiness
  • Religious identity, religious attendance, and parental control.
    Kim, Young-Il, and W. Bradford Wilcox (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:4: 555-580.

    analyzes 1998-2005 panel data from American adolescents (10-18 years old) & their parents. An "orthodox" religious identity among Catholic & Protestant parents & more frequent attendance for all parents predict more parental monitoring & normative regulations.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Deviance/social control; Family; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Practice
  • Unwanted: Muslim Immigrants, Dignity, and Drug Dealing.
    Jackson, Pamela Irving (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Minority; Drug; Islam, Germany; Generations; Assimilation; Germany
  • God's Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery.
    Orozco Flores, Edward (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Studies 2 ministries (one Catholic, one Pentecostal) that facilitates the transition of Latino men from gang to socially integrated life patterns.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Los Angeles; Gang; Gender role; Participant observation; Deviance/social control
  • Paranormalism and pseudoscience as deviance.
    Goode, Erich (2013)
    In M. Pigliucci and M. Boudry (eds.) Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 145-163.

    Associated Search Terms: Paranormal; Science; Deviance/social control
  • Church-based social support, functional disability, and change in personal control over time.
    Krause, Neal, and R. David Hayward (2013)
    Journal of Religion and Health 53:1: 267-278.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Control, sense of; Disability
  • The Spirit's Tether. Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2000-02 field work in 2 Midwest U.S.A. Catholic parishes, one liberal & one conservative. Models of church are transposed into family life. Traditionalists rejected the modernized Church of their childhood while progressives accepted pre-conciliar religious commitment but not its cultural trappings.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Ritual; Justice; Birth control; Authority; Abortion; Participant observation; Traditionalism; Moral; Socialization; Conservative/liberal; Comparative; Family; Habitus; Life histories; Work; Catholic, U.S.A.; Women; Parish
  • Religious involvement and dynamics of marijuana use: Initiation, persistence, and desistence.
    Elmer, Jeffery T., Scott A. Desmond, Sung Joon Jang, and Byron R. Johnson (2012)
    Deviant Behavior 33:6: 448-468.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Drug
  • Religiosity and deviance: An examination of the moral community and antiasceticism hypotheses among U.S. adults.
    Sturgis, Paul W., and Robert D. Baller (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:4: 809-820.

    Uses 2000 & '02 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data in one analysis & 1998 in another; attendance is inversely related to minor & major deviance, controlling for regions (which vary by attendance rates). Interaction of mean region attendance & individual attendance produced no effects.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Drug; Practice; Asceticism; Criminology; Contextual effects; Sexual activity; United States; Regionalism
  • More God, Less Crime. Why Faith Matters and How It Could Matter More.
    Johnson, Byron R. (2011)
    West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Templeton Press.

    Notes the role of religion in preventing & addressing delinquency & the prejudice among many researchers causing a neglect & denial of the facts on the matter. Presents a number of American case studies. Describes prison & post-prison programs & assesses them.

    Associated Search Terms: Drug; Deviance/social control; Social services; Delinquency; Penology; Criminology
  • "It's important to show your colors": Counter-heteronormative embodiment in a Metropolitan Community Church.
    Sumerau, J. Edward, and Douglas P. Schrock (2011)
    In Christina Bobel and Samantha Kwan (eds.) Embodied Resistance: Challenging the Norms, Breaking the Rules. Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, pp. 99-110.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Body; Deviance/social control; Metropolitan Community Church
  • Stress, Religious-based Coping, and Physical Health.
    Krause, Neal (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 208-237.

    General conceptualization of the role of rleigion in buffering stress & coping with it. Focuses on church-based social support, religious coping responses, prayer, religiously-oriented feelings of control, & a religious sense of meaning in life.

    Associated Search Terms: Meaning; Health; Coping; Control, sense of; Prayer; Social support; Stress
  • Régulation sociale, production économique et symbolique sociale dans les rapports de genre africains. Questions de théorisation et de méthode analytique.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2011)
    Social Compass 58:1: 69-76.

    The sociologist Mark Diyammi observes that economic precarity leads to conflict between the sexes, & thus religious efforts to promote reconciliation.

    Associated Search Terms: Iraqw (African ethnic group); Tanzania; Gender; Diyammi, Mark; Economic; Social control; Patriarchy
  • Religion and Deviance: Theocrats vs. Democrats.
    Ben-Yehuda, Nachman (2011)
    In Barbara Jones Denison (ed.) History, Time, Meaning, and Memory. Ideas for the Sociology of Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 179-203.

    Overview of conflict in Israel between theocrats & democrats, taking the form of deviant violence on the part of the former.

    Associated Search Terms: Violence; Theocracy; Deviance/social control; Israel; State; Jewish, Hasidic, Israel; Conflict
  • Shame and Punishment: An International Comparative Study on the Effects of Religious Affiliation and Religiosity on Attitudes to Offending.
    Koster, Ferry, Heike Goudriaan, and Coen van der Schans (2009)
    European Journal of Criminology 6:6: 481-495.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control
  • Religious Diversity.
    Bouma, Gary D., and Rod Ling (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 507-522.

    Innovation & migration create pluralism, which in turn has consequences for social cohesion & control.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Pluralism; Solidarity
  • Explaining Religiosity: Towards a Unified Theoretical Model.
    Stolz, Jörg (2009)
    British Journal of Sociology 60:2: 345-376.

    Sees deprivation, control, socialization, cultural production, & ethnicity as complementary causal mechansims. Swiss data show socialization as crucial for Christianity & deprivation, gender, & age for alternative religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Switzerland; Socialization; Social control; Ethnic; Deprivation; Culture
  • Doing the Devil's Work: Heavy Metal and the Threat to Public Order in the Muslim World.
    Levine, Mark (2009)
    Social Compass 56:4: 564-576.

    History of Satan in Middle Eastern culture & account of modern Islamic negative reactions to Heavy Metal music.

    Associated Search Terms: Music; Islam; Middle East; Satanist; Deviance/social control
  • Rogue Clerics: The Social Problem of Clergy Deviance.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr. (2008)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction.

    Examination of clergy malfeasance & social movements by victims.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Social movement; Clergy malfeasance
  • Control or Conviction: Religion and Adolescent Initiation of Marijuana Use.
    Longest, Kyle C., and Stephen Vaisey (2008)
    Journal of Drug Issues 38:3: 689-716.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Deviance/social control; Drug; Marijuana
  • Closing Ranks: Religion, Society and Politics Today.
    Segato, Rita Laura (2008)
    Social Compass 55:2: 203-215.

    Identity politics suppresses difference & dissent within political-religious groupings.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; Identity; Deviance/social control; Conflict
  • Does Religion Matter? Canadian Religious Traditions and Attitudes toward Diversity.
    Reimer, Samuel H. (2008)
    In Lori G. Beaman and Peter Beyer (eds.) Religion and Diversity in Canada. Leiden: Brill, pp. 105-125.

    Analyzes 2005 Canadian survey data; religious identities may predict relative intolerance of diversity and deviance, but religious practice positively correlates with tolerance of diversity.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Tolerance; Homosexuality; Deviance/social control; Pluralism
  • Social Determinants of the Seriousness of Crime: An Examination of a Muslim Sample.
    Serajzadeh, Seyed Hossein (2008)
    Social Compass 55:4: 541-560.

    Analyzes 2002 Iranian student survey data on the seriousness they accord crime; religiosity is a factor.

    Associated Search Terms: Criminology; Deviance/social control; Iran; Students, undergraduate
  • Religion: soutien divin et tension psychologique.
    Sigfusdottir, Inga Dora, Thorolfur Thorlindsson, and Thoroddur Bjarnason (2007)
    Social Compass 54:3: 473-492.

    Analyzes 1997 questionnaire data from Icelandic secondary school students. Belief that God is a support reduces delinquency among adolescents who are under the strain of family conflict.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, secondary; Delinquency; Deviance/social control; Iceland; Belief
  • Social Involvement in Religious Institutions and God-mediated Control Beliefs.
    Krause, Neal (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:4: 519-537.

    Analyzes 2001 & '04 panel data from American senior citizens--whites & African Americans. Religious involvement & church-based social support predict belief in God-mediated control.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Practice; Gerontology; Social support; Control, divine
  • Vatican II: A Sociological Analysis of Religious Change.
    Wilde, Melissa J. (2007)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Analysis of the voting blocks at the Second Vatican Council. Events did not follow what a market model would predict.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; Catholic, Vatican II; Social movement; Pluralism; Change; Ecumenism; Birth control; Competition; Councils; Organization; Market model; Marian
  • Law.
    Richardson, James T. (2006)
    In Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh (ed.) Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions. New York: Springer, pp. 227-240.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Law
  • Christian Religiosity, Self-control and Social Conformity.
    Welch, Michael R., Charles R. Tittle, and Harold G. Grasmick (2006)
    Social Forces 84:3: 1605-1623.

    Analyzes 1994 survey data from Oklahoma City; religiosity contributes to conformity to norms independently of personal self-control.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Religiosity; Alcohol
  • Crime/Deviance.
    Hoffmann, John P., and Stephen J. Bahr (2006)
    In Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh (ed.) Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions. New York: Springer, pp. 241-263.

    Associated Search Terms: Drug; Suicide; Criminology; Deviance/social control
  • Church-based Social Support and the Change in Health Over Time.
    Krause, Neal (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 48:2: 125-140.

    Analyzes U.S. Medicare beneficiary panel survey data, 2001-04; anticipated church social support predicts good health.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Gerontology; Locus of control; Medical
  • Adolescent Delinquency.
    Regnerus, Mark D. (2006)
    In Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh (ed.) Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions. New York: Springer, pp. 265-282.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Delinquency; Alcohol; Tobacco; Drug; Deviance/social control
  • Religiosity and Premarital Sex in Adulthood.
    Barkan, Steven E. (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:3: 407-417.

    Analyzes 1993-2002 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data from never-married respondents; religiosity is inversely related to number of sexual partners in the previous 5 years.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Deviance/social control; Sexual activity; Religiosity
  • Crossing the boundary: New challenges to religious authority and control as a consequence of access to the internet.
    Barker, Eileen (2005)
    In M. Hojsgaard and M. Warburg (eds.) Religion and Cyberspace. London: Routledge, pp. 67-85.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Deviance/social control
  • Religiosity, Religious Participation, and Negative Prison Behaviors.
    Kerley, Kent R., Todd L. Matthews, and Try C. Blanchard (2005)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 44:4: 443-457.

    Analyzes 2002 questionnaire data from prisoners at the Mississippi State Penitentiary.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Prosocial behavior; Prisoners
  • Talking about Sex: Religion and Patterns of Parent-child Communication about Sex and Contraception.
    Regnerus, Mark D. (2005)
    Sociological Quarterly 46:1: 79-105.

    Based on surveys of U.S. parents and U.S. adolescents; public religiosity and salience curb parent-adolescent child talk about sex & birth control.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexuality; Socialization; Practice; Birth control; Salience; Family
  • Medicalization and Regulation of Deviant Religions. An Application of Conrad and Schneider's Model.
    Richardson, James T., and Mary White Stewart (2004)
    In James T. Richardson (ed.), Regulating Religion. Case Studies from Around the Globe. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum, pp. 506-534.

    Observes efforts to define membership in new religions as a medical problem.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Medicalization; New religions; Deviance/social control
  • Bounded Choice: True Believer and Charismatic Cults.
    Lalich, Judith (2004)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Comparison of Heaven's Gate & the Democratic Workers Party; focuses on themes of charismatic leadership, belief, & control.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Heaven´s Gate; Social control; Charisma
  • Les fondements sociaux de l'agir normatif chez Durkheim et Weber: le rôle du sacré.
    Piras, Mauro (2004)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 127: 139-166.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Social control; Sacred; Durkheim, Émile
  • Explaining Religious Effects on Distress among African Americans.
    Jang, Sung Joon, and Byron R. Johnson (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:2: 239-260.

    Analyzes National Survey of Black Americans data; religiosity reduces stress by means of social support & sense of control.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Locus of control; African Americans; Social support
  • Strain, Negative Emotions, and Deviant Coping among African Americans: A Test of General Strain Theory and the Buffering Effects of Religiosity.
    Jang, Sung Joon, and Byron R. Johnson (2003)
    Journal of Quantitative Criminology 19: 79-105.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Coping; African Americans; Deviance/social control
  • Linked Lives, Faith, and Behavior: Intergenerational Religious Influence on Adolescent Delinquency.
    Regnerus, Mark D. (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:2: 189-203.

    Analyzes 1995 & '96 longitudinal interview data from adolescents & their families & friends. Prenatal religiosity & conservative Protestant affiliation protect adolescent girls, but not boys, from delinquency.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Socialization; Panel study; Delinquency; Sex; Deviance/social control
  • The influence of race and religion on abstinence from alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana among adolescents.
    Wallace, John M., Jr., Tony N. Brown, Jerald G. Bahman, and Thomas A. Laveist (2003)
    Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 64: 843-848.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Smoking; Marijuana; Alcohol; Adolescents; Race
  • Moral Communities and Adolescent Delinquency: Religious Contexts and Community Social Control.
    Regnerus, Mark D. (2003)
    Sociological Quarterly 44:4: 523-554.

    Analyzes 1995-96 interview data from U.S. adolescents. While individual religious effects (especially conservative Protestant) remain strongest, county & school religious homogeneity predict lower theft & minor delinquency rates.

    Associated Search Terms: Social control; Conservative, U.S.A.; Homogeneity; Adolescents; Delinquency; Contextual effects
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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