Marxist Explanations of Crime and Deviance

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1. What did Chambliss say about Mannheim?

  • A large number of crimes dealing with factories in capitalist societies
  • Mannheim is tots after mah man!
  • Such laws not needed in feudal society, land main source of wealth
  • A large number of crimes dealing with property in capitalist societies
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2. What does Gordon say about crime being rational?

  • Particularly in American society, dog eat dog and with no welfare system wealth is paramount
  • "..." *smashes stuff with crowbar*
  • Particularly in English society, cat eat cat and with a big welfare system wealth is paramount
  • All classes commit crime, w/c can only commit street crime (Mugging, prositution), while m/c class commit fraud etc

3. How are Marxists criticised?

  • They assume communism would eradicate crime, not true in Soviet Union
  • Capitalism doesn't always have high crime rates, Switzerland doesn't
  • Assumes ruling class have all power, not always true
  • With the bullets of oppression the upper classes fire endlessly!

4. What did Rock say about the New Criminology and how did Young reply?

  • Rock said it gave far too romantic a view of criminals, Young replied that is why he created left realism
  • Rock said it smelled and Young smacked him on the but!
  • Rock said it gave far too unromantic a view of criminals, Young replied that is why he created right unrealism
  • Strayed too far from Marxist tradition

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

  • Scraton - Each w/c generation express this differently (clothes, slang, etc) but are all trapped by exploitation
  • The guy down the road Steve!
  • Brake - Each w/c generation express this differently (clothes, slang, etc) but are all trapped by exploitation
  • Phill Cohen - Each w/c generation express this differently (clothes, slang, etc) but are all trapped by exploitation

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