Discuss Durkheim's essay and his theory of crime and compare it to the legal case of the OJ Simpson trials.
The concept of crime in relation to its definition has been for a long time a contentious issue especially with different societies having different opinions about it. Interestingly, it settles on ‘unlawful act which is harmful punishable’ either by a community and, or the state. Durkheim tries to theorize this notion of crime and argues that all crimes universally can be said to be acts that deviate from the norms that holds society together. Durkheim goes further to examine the causes of a deviant behavior