Marx defined the bourgeoisie as wealthy capitalists who owned the factories of his day. The proletariat were the workers. It was the struggle between these two classes of people that led to social change and, others would later say, to crime. Is the concept of social class still relevant to criminology today? Does the Marxist perspective hold any significance for contemporary American society? Why or why not?
the concept of social class is still relevant to criminology: most established theories are based on the fact that there is a significant role that lifestyle plays in criminology. the class-crime relationship has been accepted as the starting point of investigations or criminology requirements.
Yes the Marxist perspective does hold a significance for contemporary American society. This is because Marx highlighted the theory of class (livingstandards) and power in his theory with addition to an economic and government viewpoint.
the material dialectic which states that history takes place at the expense of class struggle and create societal conditions such as economics, ideology, religion, philosophy, and ideas. these conditions have, in the past, proved to be the root of crimes in the American society.
May 24th, 2015
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