Right Realist solutions to crime

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1. What does Jones say Wilson ignore?

  • Ignores class, ethnicity & gender, ignore inequality & unemployment in causing crime, white collar & corporate crime, used in USA 3 strikes and out, crime rate risen regardless
  • Ignores class, ethnicity & gender, ignore equality & over-employment in causing deviance, white collar & corporate crime, used in UK 5 strikes and out, crime rate fallen
  • Ignores class, age & gender, ignore inequality & unemployment in causing crime, white collar & corporate crime, used in Brazil 3 strikes and out, crime rate risen regardless
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2. What are other evaluative points of retributive justice?

  • Ignores racism as cause of crime, some punishment seen as status symbol eg ASBOs, Neglects corporate deviance
  • Ignores poverty as cause of crime, some punishment seen as status symbol eg ASBOs, Neglects corporate crime
  • Ignores poverty as cause of deviance, some punishment seen as status symbol eg Life Sentence, Neglects occupational crime

3. DIED!!!

  • Over 80% prison pop in late teens and early 20s, only 15% over forty this supports right realists idea (Hirschi) that as age we get controls that prevent crime
  • Over 40% prison pop in late teens and early 20s, only 15% over forty this supports right realists idea (Hirschi) that as age we get controls that prevent crime
  • Over 50% prison pop in late teens and early 20s, only 15% over forty this supports right realists idea (Hirschi) that as age we get controls that prevent crime

4. What is Jones evaluation of Wilson?

  • Lack of investment more important in decline of neighbourhood, If more attention to minor crimes then serious ones get away so unfair justice system, victims just move away
  • Lack of investment more important in decline of neighbourhood, If more attention to minor crimes then serious ones get away so unfair justice system, criminals just move away
  • Too much investment more important in decline of neighbourhood, If more attention to minor crimes then serious ones get away so unfair justice system, criminals just move away

5. What is Retributive justice?

  • Punishment fits deviant act, left realists think criminals should be excluded eg prison, want to detter, capital punishment, eg t3 strikes UK, USA too soft on crime, up costs of crime
  • Punishment fits crime, right realists think criminals should be excluded eg prison, want to detter, capital punishment, eg 3 strikes USA, UK too soft on crime, up costs of crime
  • Punishment fits crime, right realists think criminals should be included eg education, want to detter, capital punishment, eg 3 strikes USA, UK too soft on crime, up costs of deviance

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