Marxist Explanations of Crime and Deviance

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1. What female Marxist said something about corporations?

  • 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
  • Bonger - 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
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2. Which Feminists criticised 'The New Criminology'?

  • Femi and nist
  • Hirst - Strayed too far from Marxist tradition
  • Pat and Carlen - Doesn't explore patriachary, continues to ignore women from criminology
  • Matt and Carlos - Doesn't explore matriachary, continues to ignore women from criminology

3. How does the ruling class impose their values?

  • Through agencies (Education, media, religion), hegemony, false class concsciousness
  • Crimes of the powerful ignored such as corporate and occupational crime, tend to be less visible than street crime
  • State doesn't want to pass laws against pollution, worker health, etc as would lose investement oppurtunities
  • A battle dinosaur! RAWRR!

4. How is crime a rational response to unequal capitalist society?

  • It isn't...unless, I do really want an Xbox...hmmm ;)
  • All values promote wealth, individualism, ownership of property, competition
  • All structural systems exist to maintain power of Bourgeoisie, agents of social control make laws to control and punish w/c
  • Through agencies (Education, media, religion), hegemony, false class concsciousness

5. 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!

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