Left Realism (Crime and deviance)

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  • Drew upon ideas of new criminology.
  • Lea, young and Matthews and young: They argue that criminology needed to engage more with the 'real' issues of crime control and social policies rather than debate it abstractly. 
  • Evans ( 1972) :Argued that the victim surveys provide a more valid picture of the extent of crime.
  • Crime rates and victimization are higher in marginalized neighbourhoods.
  • Merton, howard and Ohlin: suggest the subcultures derive from political marginalization and relative deprivation.
  • Social exclusion: The…


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