MARXIST CRIMINOLOGY by hyk39307

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									   MARXIST
 CRIMINOLOGY
Often called New Criminology;
     Radical Criminology,
           Or worse
          Marxist Criminology
   We will return to this at semester end
   Overview of Marxist Theory
   Don’t get caught in over simplification
   Some factors in the end are more
    important than others, but can take a
    back seat
   How human beings organize their lives to
    meet subsistence and needs, is critical
          Marxist Criminology
   Various theories in this paradigm focus on
    different things
   One important one is LAW
   Law serves class interests
   Law serves a legitimating function
   Law protects everybody's property – but
    who does it really protect?
   Law helps maintain the system regardless
    of class
             Marxist Criminology
   Marxist’s must also look at crime
   We will look at Spitzer later
   But, Marx looks at lumpenproletariat
   “Primitive Rebellion Thesis”:
       Some crime is a form of revolt
       For example??
   “Demoralization”: Measure of success?
    Self? Etc.

								
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