Left Realist Solutions to Crime

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1. 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
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2. 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

3. What is restorative justice?

  • Encourages offender to take responsibility for their actions and repair the harm they have done by apologising to victims and giving back to the community
  • Encourages victim to take responsibility for their actions and repair the harm they have done by apologising to society and giving back to the community
  • Encourages offender to take responsibility for their actions and repair the harm they have done by apologising to police and giving back to the community

4. How do Lea and Young think we should improve policing?

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

5. How does Braithwaite support his argument that reintrigative shaming works?

  • Reoffending and crime rates tend to be lower in societites where reintrigative rather than disintregative shaming is used
  • Reoffending and crime rates tend to be higher in societites where reintrigative rather than disintregative shaming is used
  • Reoffending and crime rates tend to be lower in societites where reintrigative and disintregative shaming is used

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