Left Realist explanations of crime

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1. What happens to relative deprivation in Late Modernity?

  • Become unown throughout all society, hgiher standards of living mean it isnt around
  • Become generalised throughout all society, widespread resentment at unfair wages, m/c hate w/c for using welfare benefits
  • Become generalised throughout community, little resentment at unfair wages, m/c hate w/c for using welfare benefits
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2. What are three main concepts of Left Realism's explanation of crime?

  • Use official stastics for trends and patterns to response to crime but dont belive they are entirely accurate, Want to shape policies to solve crime so want gov to accept proposals, Focus on impact of crime individuals & communities
  • Use official stastics for trends and patterns to response to crime and belive they are entirely accurate, Want to shape policies to solve crime so want gov to accept proposals, Focus on impact of crime individuals & communities
  • Dont use official stastics for trends and patterns to response to crime as dont belive they are accurate, Want to shape policies to solve crime so want gov to accept proposals, Focus on impact of crime individuals & communities

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

  • Provide theoritical solutions for policies to limit harm crime does to poorer sections of the community
  • 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

4. 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 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
  • 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

5. 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

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