Left Realist Solutions to Crime

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1. How do left realists argue the structural causes of crime should be fixed?

  • Politicians need to change the economic and social conditions that cause crime esp males/ethnic minority
  • Politicians need to change the economic and social conditions that cause crime esp young/ethnic minority
  • Police need to change the practical and social conditions that cause crime esp young/ethnic minority
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2. How do left realists feel about the UK being meritocratic?

  • If people truely believed it was they would less likely to commit crime and more needs to be done to improve peoples economic and social opportunites
  • If people truely believed it was they would more likely to commit crime and more needs to be done to improve peoples economic and social opportunites
  • If people truely believed it was they would less likely to report crime and more needs to be done to improve peoples economic and social opportunites

3. What are three evaluative points of left realist solutions to crime?

  • Criticised for being soft on criminals and crime (Blame society not criminal), fail to explain why majority in poverty don't commit crime and Right Realists say tighter controls are needed along with better socialisation of kids and severe punishment
  • Criticised for being hard on criminals and crime (Blame society not criminal), fail to explain why majority in poverty don't commit crime and Right Realists say tighter controls are needed along with better socialisation of kids and severe punishment
  • Criticised for being soft on criminals and crime (Blame criminal not society), fail to explain why majority in poverty do commit crime and Right Realists say tighter controls are needed along with better socialisation of kids and severe punishment

4. What policies do left realists think the government should apply in inner cities?

  • Educational programes, Minimum pay legislation, Reduce inequalities in income and wealth, Economic investment
  • Educational programes, Maximum pay legislation, Reduce inequalities in income and wealth, Economic investment
  • Adult educational programes, Minimum pay legislation, Reduce inequalities in income and wealth, Economic investment

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

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