Question

One possible policy implication of conflict theories is to:...

One possible policy implication of conflict theories is to:

Criminalize non-violent crimes (e.g., drug use, prostitution)

Equalize the distribution of wealth, power, and status among society

Increase capitalist ideology

None of the above

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Answer is the option c.. Equalize the distribution of wealth, power, and status among society

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Conflict theory views social and economic institutions as tools of the struggle between groups or classes, used to maintain inequality and the dominance of the ruling class.

Conflict theory, first purported by karl Marx, is a theory that society is in a state of perpetual conflict because of competition for limited resources. Conflict theory holds that social order is maintained by domination and power, rather than by consensus and conformity. According to conflict theory, those with wealth and power try to hold on to it by any means possible, chiefly by suppressing the poor and powerless. A basic premise of conflict theory is that individuals and groups within society will work to try to maximize their own wealth and power.