Conflict Criminology Law and Legal Definition

Conflict criminology asserts that crime is unavoidable in capitalist societies. The proponents of conflict criminology argue that in every society there are certain groups who becomes marginalized and unequal. In the fight for equality, members of these groups often turn to crime in order to gain the material wealth that evidently brings equality in capitalist economic states. Conflict criminology is largely based on the writings of Karl Marx and it derived its name from the fact that there is no consensual social contract between state and citizen.