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Critique of Legal Order: Crime Control in Capitalist Society

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Critique of Legal Order: Crime Control in Capitalist Society - Quinney, Richard, and Shelden, Randall G
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Originally published thirty years ago, Critique of the Legal Order remains highly relevant for the twenty-first century. Here Richard Quinney provides a critical look at the legal order in capitalist society. Using a traditional Marxist perspective, he argues that the legal order is not intended to reduce crime and suffering, but to maintain class differences and a social order that mainly benefits the ruling class. Quinney challenges modern criminologists to examine their own positions. As "ancillary agents of power," ...

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Critique of Legal Order: Crime Control in Capitalist Society 2001, Routledge, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780765807977

Trade paperback

Critique of Legal Order: Crime Control in Capitalist Society 1974, TBS The Book Service Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780316729055

Paperback