Right Realism & Crime

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1. ECP: disorder occurs if there's little sense of community, as...

  • No-one will confront the vandals.
  • formal & informal social control is will usually be weak.
  • There isn't anyone to report crimes to.
  • No-one minds the crime.
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2. Clarke: crime is a choice based on a rational calculation of perceived benefits and perceived costs. This is known as what?

  • Benefits and costs calculation
  • Rational calculation formula
  • Rational choice theory
  • General criminal choice

3. Situational crime prevention focuses on reducing opportunities for crime, by...

  • Encouraging potential victims to 'design out' crime by investing in surveillance and security.
  • Organising neighbourhood watch meetings, in order to create a community bond.
  • Creating secure prisons that criminals can attend.
  • Building expensive middle class housing, forcing the working class to move away, thus reducing crime.

4. Wilson also argues that many poor people...

  • commit crime due to poverty.
  • don't experience poverty, yet still commit crime.
  • don't commit crime, so poverty is not to blame.
  • are criminals, so poverty needs to be eradicated.

5. Wilson & Hernstein: people born with...

  • The options to commit crime, but they don't commit crime as they don't want to offend their family.
  • A status that could mean that they may commit deviance.
  • predisposition against crime and if parents don't teach children norms and values, they may commit crime.
  • A natural reason to commit crime.


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