Left Realist Solutions to Crime

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1. 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
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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 report 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 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

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

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

4. 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

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

  • 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
  • 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

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