In Chapter 8 of the primary text, Siegel discusses social conflict and critical criminology (2015). After reading this chapter, discuss what conflict criminology is, and how it contributes to crime in today’s society. Discuss how relative deprivation and a stratified society also contribute to crime and delinquency. Finally, discuss various sociological schools of crime causation, and how they relate to relative deprivation, and a stratified society.
Based on Siegel’s (2015) text, conflict criminology is primarily the struggle for power within a society. As such, human behavior in social contexts arises as competing groups fail to agree with each other. Social conflict is one of the primary sources of crime in the modern day society. According to Siegel (2015), it creates a kind of social atmosphere in which...
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