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Jasmine Holloway October 25, 2013 Dr.Dotter CJ 505: Theories of Crime and Delinquency Reading Assignment #9 Chapter 8: Conflict/Radical/Marxist Theory 1. Discuss the work of W.E.B Dubois as contributing to conflict criminology, especially the Philadelphia research study. Why do you think Dubois has been large ignored by mainstream criminologists?
long year study concluded that not all African American we’re living in poverty, a lot of them we’re actually educated and making a good living for themselves and their family. This was a population that Dubois felt like was ignored, the African American who we’re okay and well off. Dubois knew that in the city of Philadelphia crimes we’re being committed in the African American community but he wanted to know what crimes we’re being committing. Dubois obtained both arrest records and penitentiary data to see what crimes we’re being committed and the amount. He found that African American men we’re being locked up for serious crimes such as stealing assault; the women we’re being locked up for things such as stealing and prostitution. In my opinion Dubois was ignored by mainstream criminologist because of his theories and studies he came up with. Dubois lived in an era where an African American was not equal to a white man, and a lot of Dubois studies came from the African American community. Other theorist most likely did not take the studies of Dubois serious or did not care. Dubois came up with different reasons

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