Evaluation of ideological functions of the law

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What relationship do they ignore? Examples?
The relationship between crime and important non-class inequalities such as gender and ethnicity
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Why are they too deterministic?
Not all poor people commit crime due to capitalist pressures.
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Not all societies have what?
A high crime rate
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Give examples to prove that societies don't all have a high crime rate
Murder rate in switzerland is 1.2 per 100,000, japan is 1.0 per 100,000 compared with america which is 5.6 per 100,000.
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What do marxists acknowledge about crime levels however?
That there are higher levels of crime in counties with minimal welfare provision
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Link a theory around welfare provision, give sociologists.
Norris and Inglehart, existential security theory.
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What do marxists ignore about crime in terms of classes?
Crime could be intra-class, where the criminal and victim are of the same class.
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What could intra-class crime link to? Sociologists?
The dog eat dog attitude- messner and rosenfield.
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