Theory of Differential Opportunity

Those in the lower class have limited means of achieving goals. People who view themselves as failures within a society then seek other ways to gain success. They join people like them to form a gang so that they can provide emotional support to handle guilt that develops in illegal acts. These illegal acts may be stealing cars to commit crimes or to get them somewhere to sell drugs. After stealing the vehicle they have their gang to support them emotionally so they know everything will be okay after they commit the crime.


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