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Socijalne nejednakosti i siromaštvo kao društveni kontekst kriminala
Social Inequality and Poverty as a Social Context of Criminality

Author(s): Biljana Simeunović Patić, Miroslav Brkić, Aleksandar Jugović
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu
Keywords: social inequality; poverty; criminality; contemporary society

Summary/Abstract: The subject of this article is analysis of connection between poverty, social inequality and the criminality in the contemporary society. This work done problematization of social context of the key and seriosly kinds of criminality as a criminal of violence, organized and property crime and criminality of youngs. This work show the key theoretical ideas about connection between poverty, social inequality and the criminality: its left realism as a part tradition of conflict and radical perspectives in the criminology and the social work. It also initiates the issues of key aspects connections between economics situa-tion and some sorts criminality. The analyses done indicates key factors of the criminality in this context: general exposure to violence and crime/violence models; structural crime and violence is effected through social exclusion and marginalization; social stress and favoring of decisions to involve in criminal subculture. Social changes in the transition society ocurred simultaneously with a range of disturbances in social system that resulted in intensifying the poverty, social and economic polarization, the decay of social cohesion and solidarity, anomie and social deregulation.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 447-461
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian