Theoretical Approaches to Deviant Behavior


  • Ecaterina Popa Free International University of Moldova
  • Iulia Iurchevici


deviant behavior; structural functionalism; theory of conflict; labeling theory; atavism


This article, entitled “Theoretical Approaches to Deviant Behavior”, highlights the main theories of deviant behavior. Sociological approaches can identify personality traits that, in certain contexts of social learning and experience, predispose certain individuals to turn their attention to delinquent acts.

Author Biographies

Ecaterina Popa, Free International University of Moldova

PhD Candidate

Iulia Iurchevici

Free International University of Moldova


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How to Cite

Popa, E., & Iurchevici , I. (2021). Theoretical Approaches to Deviant Behavior. Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, 11(1). Retrieved from