Right Realist solutions to crime

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1. How do Marxists and Left Realists evaluate SCP?

  • 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
  • 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
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2. What does Wilson call street crime with a victim (theft, murder)?

  • Predatory street crime - public more concerned about it than victimless crime or white collar crime as they strengthen communities (mobilisation of bystanders) which are best protection against rising crime
  • Predatory street crime - public more concerned about it than victimless crime or white collar crime as they undermine communities which are best protection against rising crime
  • Prey street crime - public more concerned about it than victimless crime or white collar crime as they undermine communities which are best protection against rising crime

3. What is the evaluation of retributive justice and who says em?

  • Garland - undermined by more than 60% of prisoners reoffend / Braithwaite (Interactionist) - disintegrative shaming is bad as stigmatises studies show exoffenders cant reintegrate as label too powerful (master status), rejection casuses reoffending
  • Braithwaite - undermined by more than 60% of prisoners reoffend / Garland (Interactionist) - disintegrative shaming is bad as stigmatises studies show exoffenders cant reintegrate as label too powerful (master status), rejection casuses reoffending
  • Garland - supported by more than 90% of prisoners reoffend / Braithwaite (Interactionist) - disintegrative shaming is bad as stigmatises studies show exoffenders cant reintegrate as label too powerful (master status), rejection stops reoffending

4. KEEP GOING....!!!!?!

  • Right realists argue prison lowers crime by taking criminals off streets, Tarling take 25% increase in prison pop to get 1% reduction in crime, Matthews = prison reduces individual's criminality, most grow into crime&imprsionment
  • Right realists argue prison lowers crime by taking criminals off streets, Tarling take 25% increase in prison pop to get 1% reduction in crime, Matthews = prison reduces individual's criminality, most grow out of crime&imprsionment
  • Left realists argue prison lowers crime by taking criminals off streets, Tarling take 25% increase in prison pop to get 1% reduction in crime, Matthews = prison reduces individual's criminality, most grow out of crime&imprsionment

5. What is Matthews evaluation of Wilson?

  • Influencital as zero tolerance policing taken up in UK & USA, little evidence that tolerating invicilities led to increase in crime, other way round
  • Influencital as zero tolerance policing taken up in UK, no evidence that tolerating invicilities led to increase in crime, other way round
  • Influencital as zero tolerance policing taken up in USA only so cant aply to UK, little evidence that toleranting invicilities led to increase in crime, other way round

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