Realist Theories

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Wilson
RR - crime is a real and growing problem that undermines social cohesion - criticise other theories for failing to provide solutions
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Wilson and Herrnstein
Biological differences make some predisposed to crime (e.g. low intelligence)
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Murray
Socialisation can reduce the risk - growing underclass with welfare dependency. Inadequate parenting leads boys to a deviant role model.
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Clarke
Rational Choice Theory - benefits outweigh the risks
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Felson
Routine Activity Theory (motivated offender, suitable target and lack of a capable guardian
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Lilly
Biological differences account for >3% of crime
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Young
RR - need to take crime seriously. Marxists (ignore WC), neo marxists (romanticise) and labelling (ignores real victims)
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Lea and Young
Relative Deprivation/Subculture/Marginalisation
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Young
Late modernity and crime - cultural inclusion and economic exclusion. RD has spread throughout society rather than to just those at the bottom - high amounts of crime with little tolerance
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Kinsey, Lea and Young
Policing/structural causes
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Henry and Milovanovic
Accepts official definitions (Marxists)
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Biological differences make some predisposed to crime (e.g. low intelligence)

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Wilson and Herrnstein

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Socialisation can reduce the risk - growing underclass with welfare dependency. Inadequate parenting leads boys to a deviant role model.

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Card 4

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Rational Choice Theory - benefits outweigh the risks

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Routine Activity Theory (motivated offender, suitable target and lack of a capable guardian

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