Misty Charnesky--CheckPoint- Deviant Behavior

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Running head: CHECKPOINT: DEVIANT BEHAVIOR 1 CheckPoint: Deviant Behavior Misty Charnesky SOC 120 April 27, 2001 Pamela Strunk
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CHECKPOINT: DEVIANT BEHAVIOR 2 CheckPoint: Deviant Behavior One behavior considered deviant in one society but not in another is polygamy. Polygamy is defined as a marriage of more than two partners and is sometimes called a group marriage. The people who commit this act, which is illegal in the United States have more than one husband or wife, some have been known to have more than 100 partners. In all 50 states polygamy is illegal. In 2008, Utah and Colorado had issues with polygamy, there were cases of investigation into the marriage of young girls. Both States considered polygamy “okay” as long as people did not make it public. There are societies such as the Islam’s in which polygamy is allowed. In Islam the practice is allowed but is also restricted with rules and discouraged in their communities. It was said that "the real intention of the Qur'an, is to ultimately abolish polygamy albeit
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