Marxist theory


A level


8m 20s
In this podcast we explore the Marxist perspective on crime and deviance. The relationship between capitalism and crime is unpacked along with an exploration of the importance of white collar and corporate crime.

1. Listen carefully to the podcast and make careful notes of key concepts and any key thinkers. 

2. Briefly outline Bonger’s explanation of crime in capitalist society

3. What important points do Marxists make about white-collar and corporate crime?

4. According to Marxists how can crime play a significant part in supporting the ideology of capitalism

5. Briefly outline the ideas of Taylor, Walton and Young in The New Criminology

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