Victor M. Rios

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The book “Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys” by Victor M. Rios points out how the society was biased and how it criminalized the young Black and Latino boys. Victor didn't just make this statement about the society, but he also managed to bring plenty of actual proofs based on his real life experience to show that he was right. The paper will include specific details of the book which highlights three different significant criminological theories such as the Social Structure Theory, Labelling Theory, and Rational Choice Theory. Victor M. Rios was an immigrant from Mexico who settled in Oakland, California. He grew up in poor neighborhoods where there was a lot of drug dealers as well as gang members. Being around them forced him