Crime and Deviance -Right Realism

  • Abandon 'conventional theories', they are not interested in looking at deep structural causes 

Wilson - Causes of crime 

  • The hold the individual responsible for the crime 
  • They do not accept that high levels of social control are associated with higher crime rates

Cornish and Clarke - Rational choice theory and zero tolerance 

  • Rational choice theory - if individuals think the rewards from committing crime outweigh the likely punishment and the risks of getting caught, they will commit crime 
  • Broken windows - crime is highest in areas where there is high level…


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