Ideological Functions of the Law

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Laws are occasionally passed that appear to what?
Benefit the subject class rather than the ruling class.
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Give an example of a law which appears to benefit the proletariat
Health and safety laws
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What does Pearce suggest about health and safety laws?
That health and safety laws also benefit the ruling class by keeping the workers fit.
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What do laws like health and safety laws give capitalism? causing what?
A caring face, causing a false class consciousness.
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What happens to laws that protect the workers?
They are not rigorously enforced
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What did carson suggests?
Sampled 200 firms that had all broken health and safety laws at least once but only 1.5% received a criminal conviction
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Which sociologists can be linked to the laws protecting the ruling class?
Chambliss and Reiman.
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What do slapper and tombs suggest
That corporate crime is under policed and rarely punished
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What does crime create for the bourgeoisie?
Profit
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What does the power of the state cause?
Selective enforcement which divides them as a group.
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Rather than blaming problems on capitalist inequalities, what do they blame problems on?
Working class criminals
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What does Pearce suggest about health and safety laws?

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What do laws like health and safety laws give capitalism? causing what?

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What happens to laws that protect the workers?

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