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...er’s death and officer duties protect him from that cycle of criminal behavior.
Moreover, New Jack city stands as a perfect example of how criminal behavior manifests itself when communities breakdown and the availability of legitimate means becomes skewed by poor economic policy. Although a fiction film, New Jack City details a chapter of New York’s development in which the city struggled to regain control over its dwindling economy and increase in extreme poverty and criminal behavior brought on by crack-cocaine. The poor economy encouraged a desperate scramble for money, and the rush for money, by any means, became the channel through which individuals sought to achieve the American Dream. Further, they planned to realize that dream in any way possible even if it meant making a profit from the very thing [Crack] that brought on their demise in the first place.
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