Left Realism and Crime

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  • Created by: Lauren
  • Created on: 17-01-12 09:19

Left Realists:

* See crime as a real problem

* Lea and Young identify three causes of crime

1. Relative Deprivation

2. Subculture

3. Marginalisation

R.D: How deprived someone feels in relation to others, if they feel someone has more than they have, they may commit crime because they feel they deserve more.

S: Is a group solution…




Another left realist

Young - late modernity has increased the problem of w/c crime due to:
- harsher welfare policies
- RD
- weakening of informal social controls ;)

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