Right Realist solutions to crime

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1. What envrionmental solutions does Wilson suggest?

  • Any sign or decline (broken windows, graffiti) must be fixed immediatley or detoriates, No pulblic buildings exceed 3 floors & residents take responsibility for communal spaces, police can tackle only serious crime again
  • Any sign or decline (broken windows, graffiti) must be fixed immediatley or detoriates, No pulblic buildings exceed 3 floors & residents take responsibility for communal spaces, police tackle all types of crimes and disorder
  • Any sign or decline (broken windows, graffiti) must be fixed immediatley by offender or detoriates, No pulblic buildings exceed 3 floors & residents take responsibility for communal spaces, police tackle only incivilities
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2. How do Marxists evaluate SCP?

  • SCP will create new type of social inequality - the poor are main targets of crime whereas m/c can afford good security, ignores white collar & corportate & state crimes which are more costly to society
  • Question the rational nature of street crime as most violent crime is due to drugs or alcohol, use of surveliance may be a problem as camera opperators hold same values as police officers so overfocus on young males - how police&courts see it
  • SCP will create new type of social inequality - the m/c are main targets of crime whereas u/c can afford good security, ignores occupational which are more costly to society

3. What does Jones say Wilson ignore?

  • 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
  • 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

4. What do Right Realists think about incarceration (imprisonment)?

  • Prison works as deters many potential offenders, takes many persistent&serious offenders out of society, gov in last 20yrs been imprisoning more, prison pop rising from 60,000 in 1997 to 84,000 in 2010
  • Prison doesnt work as deters few potential offenders, takes only the persistent&serious offenders out of society, gov in last 20yrs been imprisoning more, prison pop rising from 60,000 in 1997 to 84,000 in 2010
  • Prison works as deters many potential offenders, takes many persistent&serious offenders out of society, gov in last 20yrs been imprisoning less, prison pop falling from 84,000 in 1997 to 60,000 in 2010

5. How do Marxists and Left Realists evaluate SCP?

  • Question the rational nature of street crime as most violent crime is due to drugs or alcohol, use of surveliance may be a problem as camera opperators hold same values as police officers so overfocus on young males - how police&courts see it
  • SCP ignores root causes of crime - poverty and inquality
  • SCP will create new type of social inequality - the poor are main targets of crime whereas m/c can afford good security, ignores white collar & corportate & state crimes which are more costly to society

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