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How would a structural theorist explain the presence of middle class crime?

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Structural theorists of crime might take a number of different approaches to middle-class crime. First, they might focus on the stability of life in the middle class, financial stability in particular. In the United States, for example, they could look at changing standards of living, the likelihood of remaining "middle class," or perhaps the definition of "middle class" in a given society. Some factors they might investigate could include the gap between middle class mores and cultural expectations and realities. They might look at the challenges of maintaining a middle-class lifestyle, and how some might be driven to certain crimes in order to maintain that lifestyle....

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