Year: 1961 Source: American Sociological Review, v.26, (1961), p.744-753 SIEC No: 19840524

This article analyzes deviance in the context of changing Sinhalese society. The author asserts that homicide, suicide & property offences are primarily manifestations of status deprivation for the highest cultivator caste due to land scarcity & the absence of appropriate employment opportunities. (23 refs) (SC)