Quotation by Emile Durkheim

There is no society known where a more or less developed criminality is not found under different forms. No people exists whose morality is not daily infringed upon. We must therefore call crime necessary and declare that it cannot be non-existent, that the fundamental conditions of social organization, as they are understood, logically imply it.
Emile Durkheim (1858–1917), French sociologist. Suicide, bk. 3, ch. 3, sct. 1 (1897, trans. 1951).
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