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Techniques of neutralization (or neutralization theory) refers to a set of cognitive mechanisms used to rationalize or excuse wrongdoing. Offenders are able to use these cognitive mechanisms to mitigate the guilt resulting from their involvement in criminality; this allows them ...

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