Deviance is the result of social inequality

Deviance is the result of social inequality. Theory suggested that who or what is labelled as deviant depends on who has the most power and in social science, power is the ability to sway the behaviour of people. Power may be held by authority, social class (wealth), force (law), persuasion and other dynamics. As the elite class in our society wants to maintain control thus they determine what is deviant to benefit themself while diverting attention from their own behavious. They less likely to carry the label of deviance then anyone else, as the elites in the society would have the resources to get off or at least to keep it down while the inferior class in the society would get penalized and have his criminal deviance publicized.