Criminal Justice

Dimensions of Conflict Theory

There are two different dimensions of conflict theory used in the criminal justice; socioeconomic  class and radical criminology. The origin of the use of conflict theory in criminology  lies in early Marxism. When Marx first revealed the power differences between various classes of the society, the expression: “social class” was born. When social interest groups are fighting for resources, that creates conflict. The main determinant of power and influence, according to Marx (1971), were authority and property. The original theory also concluded that every class is antagonistic and looks after their own interest.

Family and Consumer Science

Strengths and Weakness of Conflict Theory (ppt)

Strengths and Weakness of Conflict Theory