Criminology

Left Realism
Focus on finding practical ways to solve ordinary crimes, believes working class are more likely to be victim to street crime as the ordinary crimes worry the working class, 3 major causes are relative deprivation, marginalization and subcultures.
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Right Realism
Believes there’s inadequate social control, people are more likely to commit crimes when social constraints are weaker, the lack of disciplinary control affects behaviour and crime rates. Underreporting & biased policing is having a negative effect.
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Marxist Theory
Law is the ruling class that keeps all other classes in deprived position, focuses on the reason for change, the disruptive forces in societies and describes how society is split by power, wealth, prestige and perceptions.
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Crime
An act or failure to act that is an offence and is punish
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Deviance
Behaviour that differs from what is known as the norm or accepted standards, some social or sexual behaviour is often classed as deviant.
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Moral Panic
A feeling of fear among a large part of society that something threatens the well-being of society, usually different from socially accepted standards and is brought to the media’s attention.
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Believes there’s inadequate social control, people are more likely to commit crimes when social constraints are weaker, the lack of disciplinary control affects behaviour and crime rates. Underreporting & biased policing is having a negative effect.

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Right Realism

Card 3

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Law is the ruling class that keeps all other classes in deprived position, focuses on the reason for change, the disruptive forces in societies and describes how society is split by power, wealth, prestige and perceptions.

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Card 4

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An act or failure to act that is an offence and is punish

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Card 5

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Behaviour that differs from what is known as the norm or accepted standards, some social or sexual behaviour is often classed as deviant.

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