Marxist theories - sociologists

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Crime is a rational response to capitalism and thus is found in all classes
GORDON
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Crimes of the powerful are much less likely to be treated as criminal offences and prosecuted
REIMAN
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In a sample of 200 firms, they found that all had broken health and safety laws, yet only 1.5% were prosecuted
CARSON
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Laws benefit capitalism, by giving a 'caring' face = creates false consciousness
PEARCE
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They take a voluntaristic view of crime - crime is a conscious choice often with a political motive (e.g to redistribute wealth from rich--> poor)
TAYLOR ET AL
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They aim to create a 'fully social theory of deviance'
TAYLOR ET AL
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Crimes of the powerful are much less likely to be treated as criminal offences and prosecuted

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REIMAN

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In a sample of 200 firms, they found that all had broken health and safety laws, yet only 1.5% were prosecuted

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Laws benefit capitalism, by giving a 'caring' face = creates false consciousness

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They take a voluntaristic view of crime - crime is a conscious choice often with a political motive (e.g to redistribute wealth from rich--> poor)

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