criminology20

criminology20 - 11/28/2011 Criminology Marxist Criminology:...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
11/28/2011 Criminology Marxist Criminology: Part 1 Opposition to Mainstream Criminology - Sutherlands definition- The systematic study of the process of making law, breaking law, and the reaction of breaking law - Where does the law originate? - This is a fundamentally different question than that posed but most criminologists o Etiology of crime o Could criminality be reifies? - Somebody ought to make law o Consensus o Conflict - V.I Lenin Who? Whom? Karl Marx - Industrial Revolution and Urbanization o From agrarian to manufacturing oriented economies - Filth and degradation - Survival of the fittest o Malthusian crisis - Zero- sum assumption of wealth distribution - Marxist theory of value - Challenges social contract theory - Ownership od the means of production The source of the problem: Capitalism - Class divisions o Bourgeois o Proletariat- boom and bust cycle leave many unemployed and demoralized - Internal contradictions of capitalism - Imbalance will inevitably produce revolt - Class consciousness will precipitate this - Capitalism will eventually be replaced by collective ownership and the
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

criminology20 - 11/28/2011 Criminology Marxist Criminology:...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online