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Explain how Romney and Obama use criminological theories such as social conflict to frame their own rendition of the neutralization theory.

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As we approach one of the most important dates in current times, the Presidential election, more than 75% of the American population tuned in to see both candidates as they debated their viewpoints on American politics. Both Mitt Romney and President Barrack Obama often use criminological theories such as social conflict to frame their own rendition of the neutralization theory. Though both candidates share similar viewpoints on many political agendas, both still maintain certain aspects in how they approach them and indirectly reference different theories in how they worded their answers during the debate. In saying this, it stands out to me that both parties based their answers on the social conflict theory.

Before we review the basic social conflict theory in which both Presidential candidates displayed during their view points, we must first define the theory. Social conflict theory is defined as the approach in which social classes within society have differing viewpoints in how social classes use their power to exploits groups or individuals with lesser power. The basic concept when utilized by politicians is that of the "wealthy ...

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