Definitions for "deviance"
deviate behavior.
Any action or behavior that is inconsistent with what a particular society defines as normal and acceptable.
Any behavior, belief, or condition that violates cultural norms.
Keywords:  rct, cults, sects, prevailing, tension
In RCT this refers to new religious organizations in tension with the prevailing religious establishment, eg Sects or Cults.
Keywords:  aberrant, condition
an aberrant state or condition.
Of a binary response model: Twice the (positive) difference between the maximized log- likelihood of the model and the log-likelihood of the saturated model. More generally, twice the difference of the maximum of the log-likelihood under a model from its maximum under a more restrictive model.
In statistics, deviance is a quantity whose expected values can be used for statistical hypothesis testing.