Left Realist explanations of crime

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1. What is the issue with military policing according to Kinsey et al?

  • 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
  • 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
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2. What does Young say about the peroid we're living in?

  • Late modernity - Insecurity, instability & exclusion make crime worse, deindustralisation, increased umemployement/poverty esp for young/ethnic minorities,destablished family/community life, less welfare spending, more marginalisation & exclusion
  • Late modernity - Insecurity, instability & exclusion make crime worse, deindustralisation, decreased umemployement/poverty esp for young/ethnic minorities,established family/community life, more welfare spending, less marginalisation & exclusion
  • Late Postmodernity - Insecurity, instability &exclusion make crime worse, deindustralisation, increased umemployement/poverty esp for young/ethnic minorities,destablished family/community life, less welfare spending, more marginalisation & exclusion

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

  • 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
  • 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

4. Which Left Realist studied three things and what were they?

  • Matthews - Realtive deprivation, Subculture & Marginalisation
  • Jock Young - Realtive deprivation, Subculture & Marginalisation
  • Lea - Realtive deprivation, Subculture & Marginalisation

5. WHat does Kinsey think we should do about military style policing?

  • Improve realtionships with communities to get info, minimal policing, improve balance of police resources to types of crime
  • Improve realtionships with communities to get info, Maxium policing, improve balance of police resources to youth crime
  • Create realtionships with communities to keep info secret, minimal crime, improve balance of police resources to types of violent crime

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