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This paper relates that there is a growing occurrence of criminal activity in the middle and lower societal levels linked to antisocial behavior as well as an increasing attitude of moral apathy among many Americans. The author then describes antisocial personality disorder (APD), its basic functions as stated by Emile Durkheim and its effect on criminality. The paper concludes that the rise in criminality as it relates to deviant behavior represents a very serious threat to American society and culture and to the very foundations of American democracy.
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Cite this Research Paper:
Criminality (2008, September 02) Retrieved September 28, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/criminality-107369/
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