Right Realism & Crime

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  • Created on: 08-03-15 19:42

1. Murray argues that the rise of the underclass is caused by what?

  • The lack of female role models within a family.
  • Easy access to unhealthy fastfood chains.
  • The generosity of the welfare state.
  • Children spending too much time in education, as they don't gain a greater experience of reality.
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2. Rational choice theory is argued by which sociologist?

  • Parsons
  • Althusser
  • Clarke
  • Murray

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

  • Criminals who have a known history for committing crime.
  • 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.
  • Crime in London, rather than crime elsewhere.

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. In broken windows theory, rowdiness needed to be challenged or vandalism would increase. But what was controversially argued within this theory?

  • 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
  • It was argued that the rowdiness can be unchallenged, as vandalism does decrease typically after a year or so.
  • Broken windows is no longer an appropriate name for the theory, as windows can't be broken nowadays.
  • The police were accused of 'helping' vandals by ignoring all crime.


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