Right Realism (New Right) explanations of crime and deviance

1. How does Stan Cohen ciritise Wilson?

  • Argues New Right thinking leads to gender inequalities in victimisation - women live in paranoid forrestresses with security so crime happens by and to men
  • Argues New Right thinking leads to class inequalities in victimisation - rich live in paranoid forrestresses with security so crime displaces to poorer less protected areas
  • Argues Right Realist thinking leads to class inequalities in victimisation - rich live in paranoid forrestresses with security so crime displaces to poorer less protected areas
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2. What do the New Right see as the main cause of crime?

  • In reccent years Left Realists giving excuses for street crime the underclass in inner city areas and on council estates commit
  • In reccent years the underclass in inner city areas and on council estates
  • In reccent years the upperrclass in inner city areas and bussiness districts

3. 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

4. Which New Right thinks something is resdponsible for the development of the underclass and what is it?

  • Marsland - Employers not hiring w/c people in inner cities (undermined sense of commitement and obligation to support each other, prefer m/c to w/c)
  • Marsland - Welfare dependency (undermined sense of commitement and obligation to support each other, prefer benefits to work)
  • Murrray - Welfare dependency (undermined sense of commitement and obligation to support each other, prefer benefits to work)

5. 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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