Right Realism (New Right) explanations of crime and deviance

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1. As an evalutaion of WIlson - What are right realists accused of failing to theorise the causes of what?

  • Causes of offending and evidence suggests high reoffending rates among offenders who experienced hard line approaches, ignore impact of stratification &poverty on offending rates, accept stats as valid
  • Causes of reoffending and evidence suggests high reoffending rates among offenders who experienced hard line approaches
  • Causes of offending and evidence suggests high reoffending rates among offenders who experienced easy approaches like restorative justice
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2. Which New right sociologisr suggests a class below w/c and what is it?

  • Murray - The underclass (deviant and criminal values, spread to children via socialisation)
  • Marsland - The underclass (deviant and criminal values, spread to children via socialisation)
  • Murray - The topclass (rich deviant and criminal values, spread to children via socialisation)

3. What do Wilson and Herrnstein say the act of commiting a crime depend upon?

  • The perception of if the advantages of crime outweigh potential disadvantages
  • Your socialisation, traits and economic situation
  • Relative Deprivation, Marginalistaion & Subclutures

4. How do right realists build on Rational choice theory?

  • They argue that currently the percieved costs of crime are low so crime rate risen, Criminals see little risk of being caught or punished, formal punishment and informal social controls (family & community) are weak
  • They argue that currently the percieved costs of crime are high so crime rate fallen, Criminals see little risk of being caught or punished, formal punishment and informal social controls (family & community) are weak
  • They argue that currently the percieved costs of crime are low so good time to catch em, Criminals see little risk of being caught or punished, formal punishment and informal social controls (family & community) are strong

5. What is an evaluation of Rational choice theory (Clarke)

  • Right realism over-states the rationality of victims - many victims cant remember exactly what took place or how to better prevent it (eg when drunk)
  • Right realism over-states the rationality of criminals - many crimes not result of rational decisions (eg violent crime)
  • Right realism over-states the irrationality of criminals - many crimes are result of rational decisions (eg corporate crime)

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