Marxism & Neo-Marxism on Social Class and Crime


How do Marxism and Neo-Marxism differ?

Neo-Marxists take a more interactionist approachc critiquing existing theories of crime.


  • Gordon
    • capitalism is criminogenic so crime is a rational response
  • Chambliss
    • laws only protect the M/C
    • the example of the introduction of English law into British East African colonies
  • Snider
    • the state is reluctant to pass laws that regulate the


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