Neo- Marxism (critical criminology)

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What are neo marxists influenced by?
Traditional marxism and interactionists who focus on labelling.
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Who are the neo marxists?
Taylor, Walton and Young - Taylor et al.
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What is the first way they agree with marxism in terms of societies structure?
They believe the capitalist society is based on exploitation and class conflict.
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What do they believe (similarly to marxists) is key to understanding crime and deviance.
An understanding in the structure of society.
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How do they agree with marxists about the distribution of laws?
They believe the state selectively enforces and creates laws that criminalise the working classes.
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How do they believe that crime could be abolished (agreement with marxism)?
Through replacing the capitalist society with a classless society.
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What do taylor et al suggest about marxism to disagree with it?
They suggest it is too deterministic as the workers are too driven to crime for economic necessity.
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What kind of explanation do taylor et all provide?
An anti-deterministic view.
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What does an anti deterministic view focus on?
The voluntaristic element of crime.
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What 3 things do neo-marxists suggest crime is caused by?
Anomie, labelling, subcultures.
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What do neo marxists suggest we have?
Free will
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When we commit crime, what is it according to neo marxists?
A meaningful action
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Instead of just economic motives,what do neo marxists suggest that we have? e.g.?
Political motives, for example a redistribution of wealth.
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Therefore overall crime is used for what?
Social change.
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