Marxist Theories of Crime

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Gordon (criminogenic)
Crime is a rational response to living in a capitalist society (dog eat dog system)
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Chambliss
Laws to protect private property are the cornerstone of capitalist economy. E.g. British colonies introduced tax into Africa - plantations of tea and coffee
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Reiman
Selective Enforcement as the more likely a crime is to be committed by a MC individual, the less likely it is to be treated as a crime
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Pearce
Laws passed to 'benefit' the WC actually benefit the RC
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Carson
Of 200 firms that had broken H&S laws; only 1.5% were prosecuted
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Taylor et al. (Traditional Marxism and Labelling/Interactionism).
Neo Marxism (voluntaristic/political motive/CC/fully social theory of deviance).
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Laws to protect private property are the cornerstone of capitalist economy. E.g. British colonies introduced tax into Africa - plantations of tea and coffee

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