Why did Emile Durkheim allege that if we didn't have deviants we would create them?  Support your answer.

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The reason for this is that Durkheim believes that deviance is actually necessary for a society.  The presence of deviants within a society allows the society to pull together and feel more solidarity as it responds to those who would violate its norms.

To Durkheim, deviant behavior forces us to redefine and...

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