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Conflict Theory

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

Conflict theory is sometimes thought of as an alternative theory of crime and delinquency. In the 1960s and 1970s, conflict theorists such as George Void, Austin Turk, and Richard Quinney began to call attention to the role of social structure and ...

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