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LEC 5 - FEB 7

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 2700
Professor
Scott Brandon
Semester
Winter

Description
LEC 5FEB 8Conflict Theory1 Some ideas of conflict theoryCrime is explained within economic contextsPower struggles exist between groups2 Conflict theorists study the followingThe role of government in creating a criminal societyThe role of group power in shaping criminal lawBiases in the justice system who winslosesRelationship between capitalism and crime rates3 Position of Conflict theoristsArgue against consensus model of lawLess power easily criminalizedLaw and crime are about powerGroups fight for power4 Conflict theorists start with some questionsWhy are only some norms made into lawWhy are only some laws enforcedWhy are laws used against certain groups5 Common ideas in Conflict TheoryInequality and powerCrime is politicalLaw serves the powerful6 Marxist Criminology Karl Marx and Friedrich EngelsCrime is tied to economic structuresScarce resourcescompetitionCapitalism produces inequalityEconomic classes bourgeoisie and proletariatSource of conflict who controls the means mode of production
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