Marxism and Crime Introduction

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What do traditional marxists belie about society?
That is is divided in to 2 classes, the bourgeoisie and proletariat
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Define bourgeoisie
The ruling class who own the means of production
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Define proletariat
The subject class who are alienated and exploited through labour to produce profit.
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What type of theory is marxism
A structural Theory
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What do Marxists believe about the structure of society?
That the economic base determines the superstructure
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What is the superstructure made of? Give examples.
It is made up of institutions like the state, law and CJS.
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What are the functions of institutions in society?
To serve the interests of the ruling class to fit with the capitalist economy
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What do traditional marxists suggest causes crime?
The structure of capitalist society
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What are the three elements in the marxist view of crime.
Criminogenic capitalism, the state and law making and ideological functions of crime and law.
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