Social Inequality and Criminal Victimization The difficulty in addressing the underlying causes of crime stems from the complexity of the social environment in which crimes are located. It would be simplistic to assume that the reason for crime, and the targeting of certain victims, is related to criminals’ inherent moral fibre. As is made evident in the article by Cohen et al. (1981) and Blau and Blau (1982) and others, is that there are a number of different both overlapping and separate factors which lead to crimes being committed. This essay serves to examine the arguments of Cohen et al. (1981) and Blau and Blau (1982) against the more recent literature and offer insight into the challenges faced by both criminologists and social...The end:
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