Conflict Criminology and Sociology
The concept of critical criminology has been prevalent among criminologists for decades. A derivative of Marxist Theory, the primary focus of conflict criminology is the disparities linked to economic, social, and political affiliation. Chapter 8 in your primary textbook and the MSU Professor Michalsen video discuss social conflict and critical criminology (Siegel, 2015, & Michalsen, 2011).
In the paper
• Explain how conflict theory is related to both criminology and sociology using appropriate terminology.
• Discuss how politics play a role in conflict theory using appropriate terminology.
• Discuss how politics influence crime rates of the lower class using appropriate terminology.
• Evaluate various sociological schools of crime causation using appropriate terminology.