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Unformatted text preview: tool of the ruling class and operates above all to protect their interests. 3) The key source of deviance is the structure of society , particularly its economic structure. Thus, in order to address and effectively "resolve" the problems of deviance, you need to transform American society. For example, you need to eliminate inequalities, redistribute wealth, and create more just laws. *Key difference of conflict theory vs. other theories -- Conflict theory emphasizes the illegal and socially harmful behavior engaged in by political and economic elites (or the "haves")....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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