Once a social group succeeds in turning a condition or behavior into a social problem, it usually tries to persuade

the government (local, state, and/or federal) to take some action—spending and policymaking—to address

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the problem. As part of this effort, it tries to convince the government that its claims about the problem are

legitimate—that they make sense and are supported by empirical (research-based) evidence. To the extent that

the group succeeds in convincing the government of the legitimacy of its claims, government action is that much

more likely to occur.