CRJS 215 Chapter 8,9

CRJS 215 Chapter 8,9 - Social Conflict and Developmental...

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Social Conflict and Developmental Theories Understanding Crime We left off discussing theories why crime occur The opinion you hold affects crime fighting tactics. That impacts quality of life, schools, taxes
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What is Social Conflict Theory? Conflict Theory: Explain crime within economic and social contexts and to express the connection among social conflict, crime and social control.
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What is Social Conflict Theory? Social Conflict are concerned with the following issues: The role the government plays in creating a crimogenic environment. Relationships between person or group power and the shaping of criminal law The prevalence of bias in justice system operations.
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What is Social Conflict Theory? The relationship between a capitalist, free enterprise economy and crime rates. Conflict promotes crime by creating a social atmosphere in which the law is a mechanism for controlling dissatisfied have-not members of society while the wealthy maintain their power.
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Criminal behavior is a function of conflict, a reaction to the unfair distribution of wealth and power in society. This is why crimes of the wealthy (white
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course CRJS 215 taught by Professor O'toole during the Spring '08 term at Old Dominion.

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CRJS 215 Chapter 8,9 - Social Conflict and Developmental...

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