The Continuing Relevance of Marxism to Critical Criminology

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Since the early 1990s, the ``new directions'' in Critical Criminology have consciously excluded Marxism as being out-dated. This article critically assesses the fundamental theoretical shifts within critical criminology. It argues that Marxism remains as relevant as ever for analysing crime, criminal justice, and the role of the state. There is a great need for critical criminologists to redirect their attention back to Marxist theory by developing and extending its tools of critical theoretical analysis.

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Russell, S. The Continuing Relevance of Marxism to Critical Criminology. Critical Criminology 11, 113–135 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1025560117048

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