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Inequality Theory

  • By: PJ Verrecchia
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Social inequality is the giving of privileges and obligations to one group of people while denying them to another. Inequality theory is a system in which groups of people are divided into layers according to their relative power, prestige, and property. ...

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