Garland 4 - Chapter 4

Garland 4 - Chapter 4 - Main propositions (Garland pp....

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/9/10 Garland Chapter 4 – The Political Economy of Punishment: Rusche and Kirchheimer and the Marxist Tradition
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8/9/10 The Fundamentals of a Marxist Approach Karl Marx (1818-1883) Dominant mode of production (e.g., feudal, capitalist, socialist, etc.) shapes other aspects of a society Base – superstructure metaphor Role of ideology Role of class struggle (Proletariat vs. Bourgeoisie)
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8/9/10 Marxism and Punishment (Directions of Inquiry) 1. Relationship of punishment to economy (Chapter 4) 2. Relationship of punishment to politics and ideology (Chapter 5)
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8/9/10 The Theoretical Framework of Rusche and Kirchheimer
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Unformatted text preview: Main propositions (Garland pp. 90-92) When labor is abundant, punishment will tend toward recklessness with human life, whereas when labor is in demand, punishment will tend to emphasize work. Principle of less eligibility Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/9/10 Rusche and Kirchheimers Penal History Garlands Assessment 8/9/10 Re-Evaluating Punishment and Focus on economic determinants of punishment produces under-qualified analysis Punishment varies across societies having similar modes of production Economy places broad constraints on penal policy, defining possibilities....
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