2-14_Chapter_4_Notes

2-14_Chapter_4_Notes - Radical criminology Bonger The 1960s...

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Radical criminology Bonger The 1960’s = 1965-1975 Page 89 Theoretical assumption C. Wright Mills Military industrial conflict Capitalism is full of contradictions Surplus population – overflow of people o Keeps wages low We needs people who work and don’t work o Ideal unemployment Vietnam, India and China want to earn more and live better o Crisis in global capitalism need somewhere with cheap labor Person working minimum wage o A person working minimum wage has a “threat” of unemployment o Surplus population is kept in line by capitalism o Free market is available but it doesn’t secure a job Prisons are institution of capitalism o Aimed toward controlling the surplus population Page 91 Exchange value and Use value Homelessness was an issue Reagan got enough people to join hands We don’t have a shortage of housing but affordable housing is a problem o Exchange value is housing market Houses are for investment Commodifies things
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