Left Realist Solutions to Crime

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1. What is an evaluation of restorative justice?

  • Evidence suggests victims associate restorative justice with rehabilitation and reform which are seen as favouring the criminal
  • Evidence suggests general public associate restorative justice with rehabilitation and reform which are seen as favouring the criminal
  • Evidence suggests general public associate restorative justice with rehabilitation and reform which are seen as favouring the victim
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2. How do Lea and Young think we should improve policing?

  • Use the assistance of the ethnic communities and tackle institutional negligence
  • Use the assistance of the local communities and tackle institutional racism
  • Use the assistance of the local communities and tackle institutional sexism

3. Who outlines another aspect of restorative justice?

  • Braithwaite - Reintregative shaming, labeling of the act as deviant not the person, offenders aware of impact but can change, encourages remourse this makes victims forgive more, allows society to readmit offender
  • Lea and Young - Reintregative shaming, labeling of the act as deviant not the person, offenders aware of impact but can change, encourages remourse this makes victims forgive more, allows society to readmit offender
  • Sherman and Strang - Reintregative shaming, labeling of the act as deviant not the person, offenders aware of impact but can change, encourages remourse this makes victims forgive more, allows society to readmit offender

4. What do left realists argue crime is?

  • A rational response to a lack of legitimate opportunites and the powerlessness that deprived groups feel in terms of improving society
  • A rational response to a lack of legitimate opportunites and the powerlessness that deprived groups feel in terms of improving their situation
  • A irrational response to a lack of legitimate opportunites and the powerlessness that deprived groups feel in terms of improving their situation

5. Which left realists suggest a way to fix the structural causes of crime?

  • Lea and Young - Crime can only be reduced/eliminated by improving peoples opportunities to achieve a decent standard of living, this must be done by reducing income and wealth inequalities, decent jobs for all, good housing & inner city enviroments
  • Sherman&Strang - Crime can only be reduced/eliminated by improving peoples opportunities to achieve a decent standard of living, this must be done by reducing income and wealth inequalities, decent jobs for all, good housing & inner city enviroments
  • Braithwaite&Lea - Crime can only be reduced/eliminated by improving peoples opportunities to achieve a decent standard of living, this must be done by reducing income and wealth inequalities, decent jobs for all, good housing & inner city enviroments

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