Marxist view of crime, strengths and weaknesses of this view.

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Economic base.

Laws put in place that look like they are for the working class, when in reality they benefit the ruling class and benefit capitalism.

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Capitalism causes greed, selfishness and it becomes a survival of the fittest, creating ineqaulities. Capitalism produces poverty which leads to crime.

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Own the means of production and exploit the working class.

Have the ability to use the law to criminalise working class activities.

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Not based on value consensus, they reflect the ruling class.

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very brief include other key terms such as false clas consciouness

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