- Words: 1248
- Length: 4 Pages
- Topic: Sociology
- Paper #: 94230218
When functionalists consider the preponderance of social deviance, they make a note of the positive role that inappropriate behavior plays in maintaining the health of a society. By soliciting outrage in others, a deviant can clarify and reinforce social norms while strengthening a group's sense of community togetherness (Harris, n.d.).
The conflict perspective, which stemmed originally out of Karl Marx's writings on class struggles, presents society in a different light