Crime and Deviance - Left Realism

  • See society as unequal 
  • We need explainations of crime that will lead to practical solutions that will achieve greater equality

Young - Aetiological crisis

  • Aetiology assumes that crime is a fundamental importance 
  • Disadvantaged groups fear crime more - having a bigger impact on their lives 
  • Disadvantaged groups are also less likely to report crimes and the police are less likely to take them seriously 

Three causes 

  • Relative deprivation - people will only commit crime if they…


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