Chambliss main idea was that the laws were instruments of the wealthy, are there any examples of this in modern American society?
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Chambliss main idea was that the laws were instruments of the wealthy, are there any examples of this in modern American society? – Discuss
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William Chambliss conducted a study in 1964 which focused on how laws were created and how to interact with society. He realized that some laws are in the favor of the wealthy. Some other laws are set up to receive money by nature. Certain laws will require some sort of payment such as paying for parking but if you don’t pay, you still have to pay a fine. These types of laws exploit people into giving them money no matter what decision they make. Laws can also provide ways for richer people to take advantage of them and benefit from them such as saving/making money or even not paying taxes. These laws don’t benefit the lower-middle class population since they can’t take advantage of the laws unlike the wealthy.
Panzarella, Robert and Vona, Daniel (2006). Criminal Justice Masterworks: A History of Ideas About Crime, Law, Police, and Corrections. Carolina Academic Press