Conflict criminology and sociology | CRJ 512 Criminological Theory | Ashford University

 

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 Karl Marx & conflict theory (Links to an external site.) video discuss social conflict and critical criminology (Siegel, 2015, & CrashCourse, 2017).

In your 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.

Your paper must

  • Be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
  • Include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Use at least five scholarly sources in addition to the course text and the article being evaluated.
  • Document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 

Text

Siegel, L. J. (2015). Criminology: The core (5th ed.). Retrieved from https://redshelf.com/

  • Chapter 8: Social Conflict, Critical Criminology, and Restorative Justice

Article

Losoncz, I., & Tyson, G. (2007). Parental shaming and adolescent delinquency: A partial test of reintegrative shaming theory. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 40(2), 161-178.

  • The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. This article discusses the theory of reintegrative shaming and supports the discussion “Restorative Justice.”

Multimedia

CrashCourse. (2017, April 17). Karl Marx & conflict theory: Crash course sociology #6 (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR3igiwaeyc&feature=youtu.be

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