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It’s Okay, Geocachers Are Simply More Mature Deviants


Some time ago I referenced some research showing that geocachers took part in deviant behaviours. Whilst I have not been able to find the full article, the best quote from the abstract was: The deviant, intrusive nature of the act of finding and logging the cache and the after ‘find’ exultation resembles the behavior and …

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Geocachers are deviants!

Search “Geocaching” in Google Scholar and you very quickly (I’d say too quickly) come across a link to a research article called ‘Agon and Ecstasy: Transgression, Transformation, and Transcendence in Competitive Geocaching’ by Francis Frederick Hawley, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Western Carolina University. Read the abstract and you find the following: Geocaching …

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