Marxist Theories - Social Control

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LAW CREATION

The state is an agent of the ruling capitalist class who defines criminal activities so their own interests are served:

Most laws concern the protection of private property.  

Dog fighting and badger baiting (working class) are criminal - fox-hunting until recently (middle/upper class) is not.

To maximise profit, e.g. death caused by exposing workers to danger is not treated as murder.

The workforce is controlled, e.g. anti-union laws.

LAW ENFOREMENT

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