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2. Capitalism and Crime
About this Lecture
In this module, we explore the links between capitalism and crime, focusing in particular on: (i) the rise of supranational corporations which operate globally and which may have assets and profits larger than the GDP of whole countries; (ii) the definition of capitalism, and its relation to neoliberalism; (iii) Marxist theories on capitalism, including the idea that capitalism is intrinsically exploitative and criminogenic; (iv) the work of Richard Quinney and the concepts of 'crimes of domination' and 'crimes of accommodation'; and (v) some criticisms of Quinney's schema.
In this course, Professor Tanya Wyatt (Northumbria University) explores transnational and environmental crime. In the first module, we think about globalisation and the emergence of global crime. After that, in the second module, we explore the links between capitalism and crime, before turning in the third and fourth modules to the development of transnational policing. In the fifth module, we begin to explore the concept of green criminology, before turning in the sixth and final module to look at some concrete examples of green crimes.
Dr Tanya Wyatt is a Professor of Criminology specialising in green criminology. Her expertise centres on wildlife crime and trafficking, non-human animal abuse and welfare and the intersections of organised crime, corporate crime, and corruption. Other research interests are crimes of the powerful, particularly industrial agriculture and pollution.
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Wyatt, T. (2021, August 23). Transnational and Environmental Crime - Capitalism and Crime [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/transnational-and-environmental-crime/capitalism-and-crime
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