Power Imbalances Research Paper

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Abstract: Imbalances in power and resources create divides within society, and these divides cause conflict between groups. The power class holds the resources in society and uses these resources to control the working class, thus creating conflict. When the working class is unable to obtain resources through legitimate means, due to the actions of the powerful to hold power, they must turn to illegitimate means to get resources. The conflict also leads to crime as the powerful create laws that do not align with the values of the working class. Power imbalances are inherent in most societies and these imbalances control who has what and who has privilege within a society. Imbalances of power create disparities in opportunity and
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