Crime and Social Class
Stratification- 'Working Class': skilled, unskilled- 'Middle Class': lower, upper- 'Upper Class': 'over/ruling class'
People act according to their relationships with the people around them, and the resources that are available to them.
Left idealism- Conflict- between the state and the offender; crime as a social construct
Left realism- The 'square of crime'- offenders, victims, the public and the state; crime is real- and has real effects
Positivist approach... the nature of the crime is within the offender and…