Left Realist explanations of crime

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1. What two problems do their crime prevention strageties aim to challenge?

  • Class Inequality & Marginalisation - Critical cause of crimes
  • Deprivation & Marginalisation - Critical cause of crimes
  • Relative Deprivation & Marginalisation - Critical cause of crimes
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2. What is the issue with military policing according to Kinsey et al?

  • Local communities dont trust police, dont give info to solve crime, resort to stop&search, CCTV, leads to mobilisation of bystanders, groups support picked on members, major social disturbances
  • National communities over trust police, give info to solve crime, lack of stop&search, CCTV, leads to mobilisation of bystanders, groups support picked on members, major social disturbances
  • Local communities dont trust police, dont give info to stop crime, resort to stop&search, CCTV, leads to immobilisation of bystanders, members support picked on groups, minor unsocial disturbances

3. How are the amounts and types of crime changing in Late Modern society?

  • Crime is more widespread throughout social structure, increase in hate crime, Less private consensus on right and wrong, informal controls less ineffective, public more intolerant, demand harsher formal controls & increased deviant labelling
  • Crime is more widespread throughout social structure, increase in hate crime, Less public consensus on right and wrong, informal controls less effective, public more intolerant, demand harsher formal controls & increased criminalisation
  • Crime is less widespread throughout social structure, decrease in hate crime, More public consensus on right and wrong, formal controls less effective, public more tolerant, demand harsher informal controls & decreased criminalisation

4. Evaluation of Left Realism generally?

  • Ruggiero - Point out corporate & organised crime, Sim (Marxist) says too realistic & ignore 'real' causes of crime ('Capitalism'), Carlen (Feminist) says ignore women (domestic violence esp), reply is nope
  • Ruggiero - Negelect corporate & organised crime, Sim (Marxist) says not realistic & ignore real causes of crime (Capitalism), Carlen (Feminist) says ignore women (domestic violence esp), reply is nope
  • Ruggiero - Negelect corporate & organised crime, Sim (Neo-Marxist) says not realistic & ignore real causes of crime (Communism), Carlen (Feminist) says ignore women (domestic violence esp), reply is nope

5. What did Young believe socilogists role was in crime and deviance?

  • Provide revelant & credible solutions for policies to limit harm crime does to poorer sections of the community
  • Provide revelant & credible solutions for policies to stop harm deviance does to poorer sections of the community
  • Provide theoritical solutions for policies to limit harm crime does to poorer sections of the community

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