Left Realist Solutions to Crime

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1. 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
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2. 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

3. What do left realists focus on?

  • Organization of society and the inequality, disadvantage and poverty which is the enviroment where crime may become the norm
  • Disorganization of society and the inequality, disadvantage and poverty which is the enviroment where crime may become the value
  • Organization of society and the inequality, advantage and poverty which is the enviroment where crime may become the norm

4. Who did a study on restorative justice and what did they find?

  • Sherman and Strang - General public had misconceptions about it, saw as weak and favouring offender but found victims favoured it as it reduced their fear of crime and anger at offender
  • Lea and Young - General public had misconceptions about it, saw as weak and favouring offender but found victims favoured it as it reduced their fear of crime and anger at offender
  • Braithwaite - General public had misconceptions about it, saw as weak and favouring offender but found victims favoured it as it reduced their fear of crime and anger at offender

5. What are they three main changes they put forward?

  • Deal with the deeper social causes of crime, improve policing and retributive justice
  • Deal with the deeper structural causes of crime, improve policing and restorative justice
  • Deal with the deeper structural causes of crime, improve policing and retributive justice

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