Crime and Deivance - Perspectives from the Right

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  • Argue that criminals have made a rational choice to break the law
  • The role of the governemtn is not to eliminate the mythical root causes of crime, but to punish the criminal
  • Crime can never be eliminated, merely reduced

Right Realism

Right relists argue that is it futile trying to eliminate crime by focusing on improving social conditions. And it is no good left wing sociologists blaming crime on such things as poverty, as many old people are poor and do not turn to crime. Right realists tend to focus on community breakdown, the underclass and family breakdown, and inappropriate…


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