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Marginal groups are those who lack organisations or groups to represent their political stance and interests. They lack goals as they are prone to "Status frustration" and are mainly based in poverty stricken areas. These groups use violence for political action which is basically committing a crime.

Status frustration - When working class people become frustrated at the disadvantages and inequalities that they face. The denial of legitimate opportunities to obtain status.

Lea & Young say that workers with a salary can avoid becoming part of a marginalised group because they have key objectives/ goals. This means that they strive to achieve more with the opportunities and they also talk more to unions and potentially can get more involved in political action movements. tThis means that they do not need to turn to crime and violence to get their voices heard.

However, Marxists argue that…


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