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Left Realism and Causes of crime
Relative deprivation: people resort to crime to get goods advertised. Subcultures is collective solution to this problem - some turn to crime, some to religion. Marginalisation - lack of clear goals and organisation to represent interest.
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Left Realism and Solutions to crime
reduce crime by more community based improvements. Policing must be made more accountable to local communities and deal with local concerns - improve relationship with communities.
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Left Realism and Crime
Look at individual and causes which could have led them to commit crime. Disadvantaged groups have greater risk of becoming victim and more fear.
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Right Realism and Crime
Moved away from search for causes towards practical crime control measures - what can be put in place to deter criminals.
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Right Realism and causes to influence crime
Biosocial differences: some personality traits put some at greater risk of offending. Cultural/Socialisation and Underclass: best agent of socialisation = nuclear family this decreases risk of offending. Rational choice theory/routine activity theory
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Right realism and solutions to crime
Practical measures to make crime less attractive because causes of crime can't easily be changed - focus on control, containment and punishment of offenders. Wilson and Kelling - Broken windows. e.g. 0 tolerance
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