Left Realist explanations of crime

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1. 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)
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2. Evaluation of individualism?

  • Young is wrong as crime rates are falling (OCS & CSEW), divorce rates decreasing so reduction in social breakdown
  • Young is right as crime rates are falling (OCS & CSEW), divorce rates decreasing so reduction in social breakdown
  • Young is wrong as crime rates are falling (OCS & CSEW), divorce rates increasing so increase in social breakdown

3. 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

4. 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

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

  • Deprivation & Marginalisation - Critical cause of crimes
  • Relative Deprivation & Marginalisation - Critical cause of crimes
  • Class Inequality & Marginalisation - Critical cause of crimes

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