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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. 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
  • Immediately
  • Within a two-week time scale
  • If the necessary fund are available to use, and if there is nothing else prioritised.

4. A criticism of rational choice theory is that...

  • Some crimes are impulsive, so no calculation is used.
  • It wasn't a legitimate theory so doesn't deserve any recognition.
  • Many working class people don't understand what choice actually means.
  • Consumerism is to blame for crime.

5. A criticism of SCP is that it can create a new type of social inequality, as poor can't afford surveillance, so would be more vulnerable to crime. Who argues this?

  • Marxists
  • Teleologists
  • Functionalists
  • New Right


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