Capitalism is criminogenic - by it's own nature causes crime.
Poverty may mean crime is the only way w/c can survive.
Crime may be the only way they can obtain goods encouraged by capitalist advertising.
Alienation may lead to frustration and non-utilitarian crimes such as vandalism.
Capitalism is 'dog eat dog' and encourages greed. This encourages capitalists to commit white collar crimes such as tax evasion.
Gordon argues crime is a rational response to capitalism and is found in all classes, even though official statistics portray it as a mainly…