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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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What is Social Conflict Theory? 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 collar crime such as illegal trading) is treated with less sanctions than a Burglary (lower class crime).
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What is Social Conflict Theory?
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