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With which of the following statements might a conflict theorist most closely agree?

A. Deviants are born into a culture that rewards criminal behavior.

B. Deviant behavior could be a response to inequalities in capitalist society.

C. Deviant behavior results from deviants associating with other deviants.

D. Deviant behavior can arise from various types of negative relationships that individuals have.

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Answer: B. Deviant behavior could be a response to inequalities in capitalist society.

Conflict theorists believe that conflict arises in society as a result of the competition for scarce or limited resources. The general conflict theory is built on the belief that the maintenance of social order in society is being done using the effort of domination and power and not by consensus and conformity. The wealthy and powerful individuals in a society will, by all means, try to keep up with that status and this will lead to them suppressing the poor and powerless. This, according to the conflict theory, is the main cause of deviant behavior among individuals in a society.

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