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Outline and assess the view that the law operates to serve the ruling
class. (50 marks)
As crime is subjective concept we must look at the explanations of crime and how it occurs,
this assumption clearly suggests that social class plays a large role in explanations of crime.
We must…

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the moment; MP's are predominantly male, with current statistics stating there are 144
female MP's within 650 MP's sitting in parliament. This suggests that with a higher number
of men in parliament which is the instrument of power for the law then surely they will aim
to serve the interests…

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a lot of control over the media. We can suggest that the law uses the media as mechanism
to create an image that crime is always committed by the middle classes. A contemporary
example of this is the moral panic over `hoodies' the media sensationalised the issue that
working class…


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