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Assess the view that environmental approaches fully explain crime and deviancy increases (21)

Environmental approaches focus on the relationship between environment and behaviour for
example the neighbourhood status and home ownership may be used as a means to compare
inequalities. More specifically environmental criminology is concerned with criminal events…

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social control imposed by the majority of residents. Despite this, the antisocial minority may
increase in number and due to their behaviour, the law abiding families are driven away. This
means that there is a reduction in informal social control. Those who wish to live in the estate

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It can be argued that although lower classes may be relatively deprived, due to globalisation and
access to the internet an online criminal career is possible. This means that regardless of the
environment, criminal activity is possible anywhere. Transnational crime is possible because
greater communication and travel have made…


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