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 easy approaches like restorative justice
  • 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
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2. 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

3. What is the result of the underclass's situation?

  • Young males turn to other, delinquent role models on street, gain status through crime not steady job, hate police & authority
  • Young females turn to other, delinquent role models on street, gain status through crime not housewifing, hate police & authority
  • Young males turn to other, delinquent role models on street, gain status through crime not steady job, hate families for poor socialisation

4. Who evaluates Wilson and how?

  • Jones - Other factors like lack of investment more important than penalties, focus on minor offences means serious crimes go unchecked, criminals just move to different neighbourhood
  • Matthews - Other factors like lack of investment more important than penalties, focus on minor offences means serious crimes go unchecked, criminals just move to different neighbourhood
  • Cohen - Other factors like lack of investment more important than penalties, focus on minor offences means serious crimes go unchecked, criminals just move to different neighbourhood

5. 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

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