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Police and civilians alike learn to behave pursuant to the norms, rules, and expectations of a particular reference group. In the context of police-civilian interactions, consistent with the Social Conflict perspective, members of the minority groups and police officers are likely to be viewed as “rule violators” and oppressors respectively in the eyes of one another. The exclusivity of the occupational culture fosters the police apparatus to act as an officer’s situationally dominant reference group when any issue arises on duty.

the symbolic-interactionist approach, and the social conflict perspective

The traditional therapeutic approach is difficult to use with involuntary clients because it assumes that clients want help and are willing to become involved in a relationship with the worker. The social conflict perspective described in this article, which assumes a conflict of interest between these clients and their social environment, is more congruent with clients' perceptions of reality.

For other kinds of conflict see conflict (disambiguation)

Anglo-American nursing theory, individualism and mental health care: a social conflict perspective To sum up, I have attempted to analyze the phenomenon of police brutality by integrating the Social Conflict perspective, Symbolic Interactionism, and the Control Balance Theory. Discussing the basic logic, the presumptions, important ramifications, and shortcomings thereof, I have dovetailed these theories to offer a broader and modified theoretical framework which explains police violence. The main concern of the paper was to explain why there are only few “bad-apple” officers who are responsible for such ruthless acts, and why they tend to use excessive force against only certain types of citizens given the political context of the society.

Social conflict is the struggle for agency or power in society

Brent-Palmer, Cora (1979) 'A sociolinguistic assessment of the notion of "Im/migrant semilingualism" from a social conflict perspective', Working Papers in Bilingualism 18, 135-180.

Marx, an advocate of revolution, inspired modern conflict theory.