Marxist Approaches to Crime

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What does capitalism involve?
Greed, comptetition, division between the rich and poor, class inequality, injustice, envy of the rich and therefore criminal and deviant behaviour.
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According to Marxists what does capitalism cause?
Crime
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What do marxists argue about W/C crime?
That in a capitalist society the police only focus on w/c crime.
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What are the aspects of the marxist theories of crime?
Capitalism causes crime, capitalism is criminogenic and in a capitalist society, inequality is a major cause of crime.
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What are the key points within the subheading- crime is a logical response to capitalism?
Capitalism causes crime, the law promotes r/c idealogy, power and interests, crime is a logical response to economic deprivation and Althusser's ISA.
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What are the key points within the law promotes r/c interests?
Manneheim- the law protects r/c property and wealth and the criminal law creates an alliance between corporate businesses and the state.
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What are the key points within crime and the working class?
M/C crime is ignored, w/c are always seen as the criminal or bad ones and m/c crime is under-policed, under-punished and under-estimated.
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According to Marxists what does capitalism cause?

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Crime

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What are the aspects of the marxist theories of crime?

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