Marxist Explanations of Crime and Deviance

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1. Which Traditional Marxist criticised 'The New Criminology'?

  • Hirst - Strayed too far from Marxist tradition
  • Karl Marx (Ghost form)
  • Rock - it gave far too romantic a view of criminals
  • Brake - Strayed too far from Marxist tradition
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2. How does Jones criticise Marxism?

  • For their OTP (Cookieshipping)
  • 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

3. How does the selective enforcement of law takes away from unfair nature of society?

  • The occasional prosecution of ruling class crime makes the system appear fair and that ruling class crime is small
  • L only investigating Light draws attention from unfairness of his eating cake but others getting only bread!
  • The frequent prosecution of ruling class crime makes the system appear fair and that ruling class crime is small
  • Particularly in American society, dog eat dog and with no welfare system wealth is paramount

4. What do Taylor, Walton and Paul say in their book 'The New Criminology'?

  • Dragons exist 0-o
  • Crime can only be understood by looking at: Wider social origins of the deviant act, The immediate origins of the act, Meaning given to the act by others, Historical context of this reaction, Impact of the social reaction to it and future of criminal
  • Crime can't only be understood by looking at: Wider social origins of the deviant act, The immediate origins of the act, Meaning given to the act by them, Historical context of this reaction, Impact of the social reaction to it and future of criminal
  • Crime can only be understood by looking at: Smaller social origins of the deviant act, The secondary origins of the act, Meaning given to the act by them, Historical context of this reaction, Impact of the social reaction to it and future of criminal

5. How do Left Realists criticise Marxism?

  • It's true that corporate crime is rarely policed or punished
  • Ignores consequences of w/c crime to other w/c people, offers no way of dealing with this crime
  • Assumes ruling class have all power, not always true
  • They love rightness too much!

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