SY3 - Marxism - why do people commit crime?

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1. crime is an inevitable product of greed + selfishness. normal outcome of capitalism. poor people = more driven to crime

  • Bonger
  • Chambliss
  • Hall et al
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2. crime is a rational response to capitalism. all classes commit crime

  • Gordon
  • Snider
  • Bonger

3. Crime is caused by capitalism + is inevitable due to society's nature

  • 'capitalism reduces crime'
  • 'capitalism is criminogenic'
  • 'criminogenic is crime'

4. easier for proletariat to fall into crime as bourgeoise made laws to disadvantage them

  • Gordon
  • Chambliss
  • Hall et al

5. Moral panics - attention away from failings of capitalism. groups labelled - w/c targeted - self-fulfilling prophecy

  • Hall et al
  • Chambliss
  • Snider

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