Learning Objectives

8.1 Evaluate the underlying assumptions of the conflict perspective.

8.2 Compare the way modern Marxists perceive crime and criminals versus the way Karl Marx himself did.

8.3 Discuss the many ways that Marxist and conflict theorists view concepts such as crime, class, and conflict.

8.4 Define the tenets of peacemaking, convict, and green criminology.

8.5 Evaluate the applicability of critical criminology and feminist theories.

8.6 Explain why females differ from males so much in their risk for criminal behavior.

8.7 Assess the policy recommendations of critical and feminist theories.