Like Marxists, Left Realists accept that structural inequalities and perceptions
of injustice are the major causes of crime.
Through victim surveys, they found that the sort of crime that worries people
most is street crime like mugging, violence, car crime and burglary.
These are mainly performed by young working-class males, both black and
white. The main victims of these offences are the poor, the deprived, the ethnic
minorities and the inner-city residents.
Left Realists recognise that most people don’t care much about white collar or
corporate crime, as it has little impact on their lives.