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Orthodox Marxism and Crime

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Orthodox Marxism and Crime: Key Points Key Sociologists: Karl Marx. Paul Hirst "Marx and Engels on Law, crime and Morality" in "Critical Criminology" by I.Taylor, P.Walton and J.Young, 1975. R.Quinney "Crime Control in Capitalist Society" (see above). Key Concepts: Ideology Power Economic ownership of means of production. Key Ideas: Social Order is based on: Ideological manipulation of the powerless by the powerful. Rule of Law. Force. Social Control based on: Socialisation - ideological manipulation (in terms of values, norms and so forth) that seeks to convince people that the interests of the bourgeoisie are really the interests of everyone in society. Force - both through the use of the police as agents of social control and, ultimately, the armed forces. Social Conformity: The creation of ideological frameworks that convince people that such things as class struggle and class conflict are out-dated / out-moded concepts - that "society" is
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