Street Violence and Youth: The Individual Group Introduction Sociology has always chosen the group over the individual. That is, the discipline has always tended to view the human individual as not so much an individual, but instead as a member of a larger social group. In turn, the sociological imagination believes that the study of the group will translate into insight into the individual. This is a fairly fundamental concept in sociology. Nonetheless, the continued refinement of the social science has suggested that the group should not be separated entirely from the individual. However, deciding on the respective amounts of influence that groups and individuals have on social phenomenon has proved difficult. The case of street violence...The end:
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