Marxist Explanations of Crime and Deviance

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1. What tool of the ruling class passes laws which help them and how?

  • Spanner - whacks ****
  • The Police - Supports ruling class interests, Maintains ruling class power, Coerce and control the subject class
  • The State - Supports ruling class interests, Maintains ruling class power, Coerce and control the subject class
  • The exploited majority - Supports ruling class interests, Maintains ruling class power, Coerce and control the subject class
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2. What female Marxist said something about corporations?

  • Bonger - State doesn't want to pass laws against pollution, worker health, etc as would lose investement oppurtunities
  • Sniper - I ain't no female! Don't tell the team about this! Please!
  • Snider - State doesn't want to pass laws against pollution, worker health, etc as would lose investement oppurtunities
  • Mannheim - State doesn't want to pass laws against pollution, worker health, etc as would lose investement oppurtunities

3. How do Feminists criticise Marxism?

  • Loudly like a Loudred
  • They assume communism would eradicate crime, not true in Soviet Union
  • They ignore importance of patriachary, too much emphaise on class conflict
  • Jones notes capitalism doesn't always have high crime rates, Switzerland doesn't

4. Which Neo-Marxists see working class deviant subcultures?

  • Neo magazine
  • The Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) - As a form of ideological resistance to the dominant youth value system shaped by upper class and ccommunist values
  • The Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) - As a form of ideological resistance to the dominant adult value system shaped by middle class and capitalist values
  • Phil Cohen - Ignores consequences of w/c crime to other w/c people, offers no way of dealing with this crime

5. What subculture did Phil Cohen study?

  • Fujoshi
  • 1970's Skinheads, argues it's symbolic reaction to decline of w/c communities, through dress
  • 1970's Mods and Rockers, argues it's symbolic reaction to decline of w/c communities, through dress
  • 1980's Punks, argues it's symbolic reaction to decline of w/c communities, through dress

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