Selective Enforcement

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Because all classes commit crime, what happens according to marxists?
There is a selective enforcement of the law by the CJS.
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Who are criminalised?
Ethnic Minorities and the Working Class
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What do the CJS ignore?
Crimes of the powerful
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What does Reiman say?
The rich get richer and the poor get Prison
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Who is the sociologist for selective enforcement
Reiman
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What does Reiman suggest about what is less likely to happen when crime is committed by the higher classes?
That it is less likely to be treated as an offence.
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What crimes do the CJS focus on? Give examples?
Street crimes such as vandalism
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Who are street crimes typically committed by?
The working lower class.
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What is an example of an upper class crime that is ignored?
Tax Evasion
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What is the figures for tax evasion and benefit fraud?
15.2 billion per year for tax evasion, 1.1 billion per year.
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Who refers to the numbers for tax evasion and benefit fraud?
Deborah Hyde 2010
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What does fraud cost for the UK?
£30billion per year.
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Ethnic Minorities and the Working Class

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