Right realism

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How does right realism see crime?
As a real and growing problem that destroys communities, undermines social cohesion and threatens society's work ethic. It corresponds closely with neoconservative views and looks for practical control measures for crime.
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In their view, what are the 3 causes of crime?
Biological differences, Wilson & Herrnstein e.g. aggressiveness. Socialisation & underclass, Murray, there's a growing underclass who are socialised into deviant behaviour. Rational choice theory, decision to commit crime a choice based on outcome.
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Felson
Argues that for a crime to occur, there must be a motivated offender, a suitable target and the absence of a capable 'guardian'.
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What 3 ways do right realists believe the best way to tackle crime is?
Wilson & Kelling - any sign of deterioration must be dealt with immediately. There should be a 'zero tolerance policy' towards undesirable behaviour. The rewards of crime should be reduced and risks increased.
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What are 6 criticisms of right realism?
Ignores wider structural causes. Overstates offenders rationality. Rational choice theory contradicts biological differences. Ignores corporate crime. Zero tolerance allows for discrimination. Over-emphasises control of disorder.
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Biological differences, Wilson & Herrnstein e.g. aggressiveness. Socialisation & underclass, Murray, there's a growing underclass who are socialised into deviant behaviour. Rational choice theory, decision to commit crime a choice based on outcome.

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In their view, what are the 3 causes of crime?

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Argues that for a crime to occur, there must be a motivated offender, a suitable target and the absence of a capable 'guardian'.

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Wilson & Kelling - any sign of deterioration must be dealt with immediately. There should be a 'zero tolerance policy' towards undesirable behaviour. The rewards of crime should be reduced and risks increased.

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Ignores wider structural causes. Overstates offenders rationality. Rational choice theory contradicts biological differences. Ignores corporate crime. Zero tolerance allows for discrimination. Over-emphasises control of disorder.

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