Due to the anomie theories, “crime is a symptom of some members of society not having the tools to achieve what their society defines as success” (Cliff, Desilets). Due to the conflict theories, upper - class people to maintain their status and financial position operates the lower class, which often leads to death. Such exploitation and harm to people are considered a crime capital. In return, structural theories of white collar crimes explain such crimes by the existence of pressure from the society as well as the unequal division of power. Micro – level crimes explain the reasons in individual level.
One can observe many fictional social constructs that have conquered our society. Indeed, societies have socialized us to believe made up narratives such as gender roles, marriage, and religion, effecting billions of people’s choice of life. In fact, these social constructs have caused division, misinformation, and suffering to the human race. Social constructs reduce free expression in societies, which provokes tyranny. Another key consequence of these social constructs is that they are a source of psychological pain for the deviants in that society.
Founded by Karl Marx, conflict theory conjectures that social order is sustained through wealth and power and constant class conflict (subduing the poor by keeping them away from the limited resources). The resulting conflict and inequalities between the classes result in crime, according to Marx. Social conflict theorists use the criminal justice system to support their argument. The elite class passes laws to benefit themselves (and they are also judged differently, more leniently). OJ Simpson was able to get off for the murder of Nicole Brown (the court said “he didn’t do it,” but he was able to get off because of his wealth and famous lawyers).
The desire to be successful exists in everyone but success is often associated with the possession of wealth and material goods. These characteristics in people will lead to unhappiness. One particular sin evident in the world today is greed. Greed is defined as an excessive desire to possess wealth or goods and the greed that exists in the world leads people to unhappy and selfish lives. This is evident in individual people, corporate companies and in the government.
(BS-2) Therefore, the author includes affects that the materials have on people. (BS-3) However, the society also has rebelled with an exception to the people who aren’t obsessed with the objects. (TS) Ray Bradbury creates a society of materialistic people, obsessed with having too much, all the while warning the reader about the dangers of greed, through the example of a few characters. (MIP-1) In the novel Fahrenheit 451 many people are addicted to materials. (SIP-A) The people obsessed with
Class struggles fuel conflict throughout the novel. The structure of classes in the twenties was poor, middle class, rich, and within the rich class, Old Money and New Money. In this time period the rich could hide behind their money and influence to stay above the law. “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy--they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back to their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made..” (Fitzgerald 179) The blatant disregard of responsibility shown by the upper class furthers the gap between the poorer and wealthier people. Examples of the various classes in the novel have Myrtle and George as the poor class, Nick Caraway as somewhat of a middle class man, Daisy and Tom as Old Money, and Gatsby as New Money.
One would be the social-conflict analysis which “sees culture as a dynamic arena of inequality and conflict.” (John, 2010) It benefits a group of people while affecting others. For instance, this can be related to “crash” the part where the old, chine man is trafficking people (human trafficking) that benefits him and his wife but it affects the people who are harmed by his incident. (cheadle, et al.,
Ironically, the downfall of the American Dream occurred through the pursuit for the American Dream. In ‘The Great Gatsby’ Fitzgerald portrays a corrupt society whose citizens all strive to fulfill their role in society. With characters from multiple different financial status’ the author unveils the different ways used to obtain this dream. During this time the prohibition was in place and this led to many lower class people gaining
Leaders such as Mrs. Bailey and J.T show how those in authorities misuse their position and promote drug abuse, sexual intrigue and violence. For instance, Mrs. Bailey could pay young men to have sex with her (Venkatesh, 2009. C- Note is used to as an example of how the hustlers struggle with life as he does different types of jobs so as to earn some dollars for life. The author also shows how the police department is corrupt and how they are violent themselves instead of helping fight violence. This means that there are no appropriate measures in place to curb drug trafficking, crime and violence.