Neo Marxism and Crime

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What are the general assumptions made by neo-marxists about capitalist society?
Capitalism causes greed, competition, social inequalities, therefore dodgy governments which commit white collar and corporate crime
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What is the reason given why people commit crime?
Because of a political motive
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What word is ued to describe this (not deter)?
Voluntaristic
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What does noe-marixist notes about the state and behaviours?
that it defines certain activities as criminal - drug taking
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What do neo-marxists state about criminalisation?
The state criminalises certain groups within society- usually nmost disadvantaged such as the w/c
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What type of ideaology exists?
Ruling class hegemony
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How is this transmitted to everyone?
Mass media which is owned by the r/c
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What else do neo-marxists examine (g0v)
How the government passes laws which protect and support the making of money
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What are examples of this?
Protection of private property, trespassing and married tax allowance
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Explain a case study( jb)
He was a speak in the house of commons who exploited expenses
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What did he have to do?
Pay back the money and was not proescuted
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Why was he not prosecuted?
Because the law enforcement is selective and controlled by the r/c-
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How would this affect JB in the media?
He may have represnted less negatively than if a w/c mp committed the same crime
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What did neo-marxists want to explain?
What the crime meant to the person who committed it
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Who wanted to come up with a theory?
Taylor, Walton and Young
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What was the theory called?
Fully social theory of deviance
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What were the 6 stages?
Wider origins of the act, immediate origins of the act, the acr, immediate origins of societal deviance, wider origins of societal deviance and the effects of labelling
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Who highlighted the concept- policing the crisis?
Hall et al
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What did they suggest about the state?
That it manufactured crime
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What 2 factors explain this?
The state justifies it's control over the population and heavily criminalises certain groups such as Blacks in order to heavily control them
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What is a strength of this approach?
That it locates cuases of crime in wider contexts on inequality
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What are three weaknesses?
It downplays the signifcance of crime and ignores victims, fails to come up with solutions and the state does sometimes promote everyone's interests such as health and safety, over emphasises property crime.
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