Left Realist explanations of crime

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1. What is marginalisation and how does it lead to crime?

  • Marginalisation is situation where young people are more likely to suffer economic, social (eg young people in inner cities suffer more deprivation) & political deprivation (no way to influence decision makers so feel powerless)
  • Marginalisation is situation where some groups are more likely to suffer economic, social (eg young people in inner cities suffer more deprivation) & political deprivation (no way to influence decision makers so feel powerless)
  • Marginalisation is situation where all groups are more likely to suffer economic, social (eg young people in rural areas suffer more deprivation) & political deprivation (too many ways to influence decision makers so feel powerless)
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2. How is Realism different to the traditional theories?

  • Only interested in crime and inequality
  • It takes the issue of crime seriously and its effects on victims seriously, aims to create practical solutions for reducing and dealing with crime and criminals
  • It is only interested in theoritical ideas, not practical solutions

3. What is the outcome of the three concepts?

  • Street crime and burglary commited largely by young males
  • Street crime and burglary commited largely by young females
  • Street crime and burglary commited largely by young males as ideological resistance

4. What has increased the sense of relative deprivation in Late Modernity?

  • Greater inequality and individualism, Cultural inclusion (media promote consumerism) & economic exclusion (poor people excluded from oppurtunities)
  • Greater equality and individualism, Cultural exclusion (media promote consumerism) & economic exclusion (poor people excluded from oppurtunities)
  • Greater inequality and individualism, Cultural inclusion (media promote consumerism) & economic inclusion (rpoor people included in oppurtunities)

5. What was Hughes evaluation of Left Realism's explanation?

  • Fails to explain real causes of street crime, little evidence for offender's motives, Over-relies on flawed subcultural theory - Revived useful concepts, relative deprivation & problem street crime is for weaker groups, doesnt attack/glorify police
  • Explains real causes of street crime, little evidence for offender's motives, Under-relies on subcultural theory - Revived useful concepts, relative deprivation & problem street crime is for weaker groups, doesnt attack/glorify police
  • Fails to explain real causes of all crime, little evidence for offender's motives, Over-relies on flawed subcultural theory - Revived un-useful concepts, relative deprivation & problem street crime is for all groups, does glorify police

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