Right Realism & Crime

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  • Created on: 20-11-14 09:42

1. Environmental crime prevention: crime due to anti-social behaviour e.g.

  • Drugs being sold to other countries.
  • Vandalism or drugs being used in public.
  • Vandalism made in criminals' homes.
  • Driving vehicles through puddles, in order to spray pedestrians.
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2. 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.

3. Hirschi: human's act rationally and are controlled by being offered what?

  • Socialisation
  • A reward only
  • A deal
  • A voucher

4. 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

5. 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.


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