CRIME AND DEVIANCE

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What did Taylor, Walton and Young argue about?
They are neo marxists that came up with The New Criminology. They argue 3 things: a) economy is the heart of capitalist society. b) Capitalist inequalities = inequalities in wealth & power = inequalities at root of crime
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What did Taylor, Walton and Young argue about? part 2
c) Support radical transformation of society. Theories of crime = little use unless they contribute in a practical way.
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How do Marxists view official statistics and why?
They reject OS and make them a subject of their study. They see OS as socially constructed and therefore underestimate crime.
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How do Marxists believe crime is caused and what does this mean?
They believe Crime is STRUCTURALLY CAUSED so they look at how society is organised, the offender's social background, upbringing and social position
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What do Marxists link crime and deviance strongly to?
The power and social control
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What type of data do Marxists prefer?
Qualitative Secondary case studies
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What does Chambliss argue about capitalism creating economic inequalities?
He argues that the powerless are exploited by the rich and powerful ruling class.
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Who argued that each individual has a "master status"?
Lemert - he also argued that deviance can be primary and secondary.
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What did Becker believe in?
The moral entrepreneurs and moral crusades
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What was Young's moral panic on?
Drug dealers in London during the 1950's and '60's
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who studied the moral panic on mods and rockers?
Cohen
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What did Gouldner criticize the labelling theorist for?
He criticized them for not challenging the status quo but instead just criticising doctors and police as people who label
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c) Support radical transformation of society. Theories of crime = little use unless they contribute in a practical way.

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