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?
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Class struggling between the rich and poor has always existed and is the catalyst for the Social Anomie Strain theory. In the United States criminal justice is unequal as those with access to money and good representation are able to avoid prosecution when they are arrested and are even able to avoid being targeted for arrest in most instances. Without economic power in the United States, most minority classes are rife for exploitation in regard to the criminal justice system, which is why the prison population in the country is disproportionately minority and poor. Social Anomie Strain theory posits that laws are created for and by the rich at the expense of the poor to ensure that they remain poor and disenfranchised, which is the purpose of the drug laws.
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