crime&deviance - left realism

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  • Created on: 08-11-18 10:42
what are the three reasons why crime is committed?
relative deprivation, subcultures and marginalisation
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how does Runciman refer to relative deprivation?
refers to how deprived someone feels in relation to others, or compared with their ecpectations
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how does this lead to crime?
leads to crime when people resent other unfairly having more
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what does young describe?
'the lethal combination of relative deprivation and individualism
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what is individualism?
it is a concern with the self and ones own rights
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how does it cause crime?
it causes crime by encouraging the pursuits of self interest at the expense of others
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what do left realists believe about individualism?
believe it is causing the disintegration of families and communities by undermining selflessness that they are built upon
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what is a subculture?
a group of people whose norms and values are different to mainstream society
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how does this link to relative deprivation?
as people who are in relative deprivation may turn to crime
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what is marginalisation?
where a group of individuals feel left out
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what happens when individuals are marginalised?
they lack clear goals which then leads to frustration and express their frustration through criminal means e.g rioting
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what is a solution to crime?
improving policing
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how should policing be improved?
public should get more involved with the polices choices
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evaluation- what is a positive to left realism?
attempts to identify the causes of crime
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evaluation- what is a negative to right realism?
they do not ask the victims what the causes of crime are
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