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Base superstructure model

Functionalism uses the organic analogy to explain society's structure Marxism has the base superstructure model
SUPERSTRUCTURE
State, religion, law, education, science, family...
↗️ ↖️
INFRASTRUCTURE
industry, production, profit...

2

Law creation

Law is a reflection of the will of the ruling class
The ruling class make laws the maximise profits

3

Agenda setting

Manipulating values in the media
This ensures that the debate on law and order is conducted within a framework than benefits the ruling class

4

Pressure groups

The ruling class have lots of pressure and lobby groups that protect their interests
Examples
Internationally the world trade organisation
Britain the confederation of British industry

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Selective law enforcement

The capitalist state is reluctant to pass laws that can threaten profits
The ruling class only pass laws to protect themselves and profits- selective law enforcement