Right Realism (New Right) explanations of crime and deviance

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1. What was Wilson's conclusion?

  • Police have crucial role to play in restoring balance of incilivities & helping to recreate community. Less law enforcement, more order maintenance (stop noisy youths, etc), change view of whats acceptable, make public spaces feel safe
  • Courts have crucial role to play in restoring balance of incilivities & helping to recreate community. Less law enforcement, more order maintenance (stop noisy youths, etc), change view of whats acceptable, make public spaces feel safe
  • Police have crucial role to play in restoring balance of incilivities & helping to recreate community. More law enforcement, less order maintenance (stop noisy youths, etc), change view of whats acceptable, make public spaces feel safe
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2. How does Murray see the underclass?

  • Lacking in moral values, commitment to marriage & family life, irrepsonsible single mothers, too many temporary fathers discipline and role models
  • Lacking in moral values, commitment to marriage & family life, irrepsonsible single mothers, lack of father discipline and role models
  • Lacking in norms, commitment to marriage & friends, irrepsonsible single fathers, lack of mother love and role models

3. 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)

4. 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

5. 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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