Realist theory of Crime and deviance


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RC = ruling class

WWC = white collar crime

CJS = criminal justice system

EMs = ethnic minorities

TNC's = transnational corporation

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  • Created on: 19-08-11 15:52

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Realist theories of crime and deviance
Define, Decode, Signpost
Criminal behaviour is an act which breaks a formal law, such as murder, whereas deviant behaviour is
that which breaks a norm. Definitions of crime and deviance are socially constructed their definitions
are culturally determined. Realist theories differ from the…

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o Promoting zero tolerance gives police more opportunity to discriminate

Left Realism
o Young ­ we now live in a period of late modernity in contrast with 1960s/50s, the golden
age of capitalism with stability, inclusion, full employment, family stability, a strong moral
consensus and strong communities.
o Since 1970s…


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