Why The Differential Association And Opportunities

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To me, the Differential Association and Opportunities is a logical theory because it states that a person learns deviant behavior from their environment. As you mentioned, a person can spend so much time with people deemed as deviant, that they become accustomed to their behavior and find themselves more likely to be participating in the deviant activities. Birds of a feather flock together! However, I am curious to know how this theory would explain a situation where an individual engages in criminal behavior, but had not had any previous interactions with other deviant
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