The unequal distribution of power within contemporary societies provides a unifying point for all strains of critical criminological theories. In a critical essay, using course material, discuss how power relations play a role in both the construction and punishment of crime.
Zemiologists argue that the parameters of criminology should be expanded to incorporate the study of not only acts that are defined as crime but also acts that cause social harm. In a critical essay, using course material, discuss whether Criminologists should abandon the concept of crime and replace it with a social harm perspective.
In 1975 in his classical book, Thinking About Crime, James Wilson wrote that the one of the biggest dangers facing society is predatory street crime. In critical essay, using course material, discuss the different ways this statement is problematic.