Right Realism (New Right) explanations of crime and deviance

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

  • 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
  • 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
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2. How does Matthews evidence critise Wilson?

  • Compared zero tolerance programmes with more liberal approaches, found little difference on impact of negoaiting labels
  • Compared zero tolerance programmes with more liberal approaches, found little difference on impact of crime rates
  • Compared zero tolerance programmes with more liberal approaches, found alot of difference on impact of crime rates

3. Who studied a council estate and did it support underclass or not?

  • Charlesworth - Used particpant observation and formal interviews, found poor economic conditions gad bad effect on health, few unemployeed had depression, lose of identity, many commit crime - Doesnt support it as little crime due to it
  • Charlesworth - Used particpant observation and conversational interviews, found poor economic conditions gad bad effect on health, many unemployeed had depression, lose of identity, few commit crime - Doesnt support it as little crime due to it
  • Rex & Timlinson - Used particpant observation and conversational interviews, found poor economic conditions gad bad effect on health, many unemployeed had depression, lose of identity, few commit crime - Doesnt support it as little crime due to it

4. 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

5. Which Right Realists' explanation is callled 'Broken windows' and why?

  • Jones - More crime when social control breaks down, incivilities (liter, vandalism) are kept low by others reaction, once that stops serious crime takes over - once one broken window in abandoned building, they all are
  • Wilson - More crime when social control breaks down, incivilities (liter, vandalism) are kept low by others reaction, once that stops serious crime takes over - once one broken window in abandoned building, they all are
  • Herrnstein - More crime when social control breaks down, incivilities (liter, vandalism) are kept low by others reaction, once that stops serious crime takes over - once one broken window in abandoned building, they all are

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