left realism

crime and deviance

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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.

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