Marxist Explanations of Crime and Deviance

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1. Who says subcultures as a form of resisitence as a 'illlusion'?

  • The guy down the road Steve!
  • Phill Cohen - Each w/c generation express this differently (clothes, slang, etc) but are all trapped by exploitation
  • Brake - Each w/c generation express this differently (clothes, slang, etc) but are all trapped by exploitation
  • Scraton - Each w/c generation express this differently (clothes, slang, etc) but are all trapped by exploitation
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2. Which Traditional Marxist criticised 'The New Criminology'?

  • Karl Marx (Ghost form)
  • Rock - it gave far too romantic a view of criminals
  • Hirst - Strayed too far from Marxist tradition
  • Brake - Strayed too far from Marxist tradition

3. What is a positive evaluation point of Marxism?

  • Ignores consequences of w/c crime to other w/c people, offers lots of ways of dealing with this crime
  • It's true that corporate crime is rarely policed or punished
  • Assumes ruling class have all power, not always true
  • Got nice hair!

4. How does law enforcement favour the powerful?

  • Such laws not needed in feudal society, land main source of wealth
  • Prawncocktail! wait...you did say flavour right?
  • Crimes of the powerful ignored such as corporate and occupational crime, tend to be less visible than street crime
  • Through agencies (Education, media, religion), hegemony, false class concsciousness

5. What is an aspect of false-class conciousness that deals with crime?

  • Hypno brainwashes peeps to be crime fighting Pokemon!
  • Commitement to laws by members of society as they are made to help ruing class
  • Believing in meritocracy
  • Believing what you read in the media

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