Critical criminology is a conflict perspective that emerged in the early 1970s. It draws on the concepts of Marxism, feminism, political economy, and critical theory. The focus of this perspective is on the relationship between different social groups and inequality and exploitation of groups without political or economic power.
Does a class struggling between the rich and the poor exist in the United States? In your opinion, are individuals who are impoverished exploited by individuals having wealth and power? How? Does today’s criminal justice system reflect this inequity? Do you agree or disagree that in the United States, justice is the same for individuals without economic power? If no, why? If yes, what specific measures are been taken by the criminal justice system to equalize the inequities existing within the system?