marxist crime

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  • Created on: 19-03-19 14:17
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  • Marxism and Crime
    • basics of criminal law
      • law operates to protect rich and powerful
      • e.g benefit cap, zero hour contacts
      • use superstructure to enforce and maintain
      • People have unequal access to the law
    • Dominant hegemony of ruling class
      • ruling class impose their values upon population through superstructure (hegemony )
    • Law enforcement
      • Gordon - protects the system
      • this is done selectively, bias in favour of those at the top
    • Individual motivation
    • Crime and control
      • Stuart Hall
        • policing the crisis
          • moral panic created over mugging, which targeted black males youths - gov was able to supress this group
      • arrest any sections of the population who oppose capitalism
      • crime is used to divert attention away from the exploitation of the capitalist system
  • capitalism creates a culture of envy in lower society encouraging criminal reaction
  • policing the crisis
    • moral panic created over mugging, which targeted black males youths - gov was able to supress this group

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