Within the system of perceived legitimacy, it is still a fantasy, it is nothingess and meaningless, and you must ascribe power to it for it to work. when the illusion created by a legitimate system fails, people become very upset. This is because they expected that it, as a legitimate system would work. Crime can be a world in which many routine and systematic things do not apply. Crime as a theoretical realm is already outside the so called dominant system, so the things that apply in hegemonic systems do not often apply in crime. The structure that is being upheld in legitimate system must base itself on a coninuity of racism, sexism, ableism, religion, patriarchy etc. these things have long upheld it so they apply for people who live within it. If you live without it, you know it’s bullshit.