Why Do Sociologists Study Deviant Behavior

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Sociologists who study deviant behavior from the standpoint of the theory of conflict pay special attention to the manifestation of deviance among the elite. In modern law enforcement experience, the concepts of deviance and delinquency usually mean actions such as theft, violence, homelessness, etc. Representatives of the lower classes are likely to be convicted of manifesting such behavior, however, the elite of society also violates existing laws and norms of morality. Deviance and delinquency of the elite especially attracts conflict theorists, since the crimes committed by these representatives of society are much more costly from the economic point of view, and also they are practically unpunished as a result. Deviant behavior of the
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