Right Realism & Crime

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1. Broken windows theory relates to a type of crime prevention known as Environmental Crime Prevention, where any anti-social behaviour must be prevented...

  • If it gets worse
  • If the necessary fund are available to use, and if there is nothing else prioritised.
  • Immediately
  • Within a two-week time scale
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2. In broken windows theory, rowdiness needed to be challenged or vandalism would increase. But what was controversially argued within this theory?

  • It was argued that the rowdiness can be unchallenged, as vandalism does decrease typically after a year or so.
  • No effort should be put into inner-city areas where crime is too bad, so police need to focus on places where there is 'still hope
  • The police were accused of 'helping' vandals by ignoring all crime.
  • Broken windows is no longer an appropriate name for the theory, as windows can't be broken nowadays.

3. Within Environmental Crime Prevention, it's argued that the police should tackle...

  • Vandalism by engaging in conflict with those who they suspect of being anti-social or criminal.
  • All types of crime, not just the most serious types.
  • Criminals who have a known history for committing crime.
  • Crime in London, rather than crime elsewhere.

4. People are born with a predisposition against crime and if parents don't teach children norms and values, they may commit crime - according to who?

  • Kelling
  • Wilson & Hernstein
  • Wilson
  • Clarke

5. Wilson argued that trying to eradicate poverty won't...

  • Majorly reduce crime, as many poor don't commit so poverty isn't to blame.
  • Help the working class until 3 years after it has been eradicated.
  • Matter to the middle class, as they don't live in any areas affected by poverty.
  • Work, unless a considerable amount of money is spent on the inner city areas.


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