Neo-marxism

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  • NEO-MARXISM
    • GILROY
      • black crime is an act of political resistance
    • TAYLOR ET AL
      • developed 'new criminology' suggesting that to fully understand crime it was necessary to look at structural & interactionist approaches
    • HALL ET AL
      • applied the 'new criminology'
      • suggested crime was used to reassert the dominance of ruling class hegemony at a time when it was under threat due to economic crisis
      • to reassert hegemony the ruling class owned media stirred up the public by exaggerating the problem of black crime & created demands for something to be done to stamp it out
      • suggested societal reaction to crime, fuelled by media exaggeration, created moral panic
    • THE NEW CRIMINOLOGY

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