Cops, Crime and Capitalism: The Law and Order Agenda in Canada

Cops Crime and Capitalism The Law and Order Agenda in Canada This analysis explores law and order policing as a central point of capitalist state power arguing that crime fighting is not the principle aim of contemporary law and order policing rather the aim

  • Title: Cops, Crime and Capitalism: The Law and Order Agenda in Canada
  • Author: Todd Gordon
  • ISBN: 9781552661857
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • This analysis explores law and order policing as a central point of capitalist state power, arguing that crime fighting is not the principle aim of contemporary law and order policing rather, the aim is the production of a new, neoliberal capitalist order based on the restructuring of social relations Two case studies provide a close up look at the impact of such policingThis analysis explores law and order policing as a central point of capitalist state power, arguing that crime fighting is not the principle aim of contemporary law and order policing rather, the aim is the production of a new, neoliberal capitalist order based on the restructuring of social relations Two case studies provide a close up look at the impact of such policing as a means of social control.

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    1. An important thesis, and a good introduction to the topic. I don't think anyone deeply skeptical of the Marxist reading of policing will be convinced to change their mind, though: the many good points that are made are sometimes buried in stilted prose, and some of the more interesting arguments' sources are either weak or only hinted at (as in the case of an anonymous conversation the author had with an unknown person, used to prove the important idea that persons of colour are often stopped by [...]

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