Right Realism

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  • Created on: 12-02-14 12:08
  • Right realists see crime as a real and growing problem which threatens social cohesion

The causes of crime

  • Crime is the product of three factors: individual biological differences, inadequate socialisation and the underclass and rational choice to offend

Biological differences

  • Some people are naturally more predisposed to commit crime e.g. higher aggression and low impulsve control
  • Murray: Low intelligence is the main cause for crime

Socialisation and the underclass

  • Effective socialisation decreases the risk of offending as it involves self control and internalising morals, right and wrong
  • Murray: crime rate is increasing due to the growing underclass who are defined by their deviant behaviour and who fail to socialise their children properly. The underclass is growing in the US and UK because of welfare dependancy…


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