8. Left Realism

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8. Left Realism
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Crime and Deviance
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  1. Key thinker?
    In responce to two factors
    1?
    2?
    • Jock Young
    • 1.Produce Practical Solutions to rising crime
    • 2.Influence of right realism on government policy
  2. Main areas of Left Realism
    1?
    2?
    3?
    4?
    • 1. Taking crime seriously
    • 2. The causes of crime
    • 3. Late Modernity, exclusion and crime
    • 4. Tackling crime
  3. Criticisms of...
    1.Traditional Marxism
    2.Neo-Marxism
    3.Labelling Theorists
    • 1. Don't pay attention to working class crime
    • 2. Romanticise criminals as Robin Hoods
    • 3. Neglect real victims of crime - WC people
  4. 3 Main Causes of crime
    Who?
    1.?
    2.?
    3.?
    • Lea and Young
    • 1. Relative Deprivation
    • 2. Subculture
    • 3. Marginalisation
  5. Relative Deprivation
    Young's quote...
    "the lethal combination is relative deprivation and individualism"
  6. Subculture
    What?
    Why?
    • A group's collective solution to relative deprivation
    • Turn to crime to close 'deprivation gap'
  7. Marginalisation
    Two points
    • 1. Marginalised groups lack clear goals and organisation
    • 2. Only have resentment and so turn to crime
  8. Late Modernity, Exclusion and Crime
    1.who?
    2.Late modernity charactaristics.
    3.Exclusion is..?
    4.Similar to.. ?
    • 1.Young
    • 2. 1970s on - increased unemployment, marginalisation, destabilised family, individualism and relative deprivation
    • 3. contrast between cultural inclusion and economic exclusion
    • 4. Merton's Anomie
  9. 'Hate crimes' in late modernity can spawn from..
    Relative Deprivation DOWNWARDS
  10. Concluding phrase on late modernity...
    Late Modern Society is a high crime society with a low tolerance for crime.
  11. Tackling Crime
    3 main areas
    • 1.Policing and Control
    • 2.Tackling Structural Causes
    • 3. Left Realism and Governement Policy
  12. Policing and Control
    Who?
    Main concerns
    1.?
    2.?
    3.?
    • Kinsey, Lea and Young
    • 1.90% of crimes known to police are reported by public
    • 2.They are losing public support
    • 3.SO rely on miltary policing and 'swamping'
    • Multi-agency approach is needed
  13. Tackling subcultural causes means....
    we must deal with inequality of opportunity
  14. Left Realism and Government Policy
    3points
    • 1. Similar to New Labour
    • 2. 'tough on crime, tough on causes of crime'
    • 3. New Labour's New Deal, unemployed youth, reverse exclusion
  15. Evaluation
    5points
    • 1. Henry and Milovanic - ignores corporate crime
    • 2. Interactionists argue - rely of qualitative data
    • 3. Subcultural theory - assume value consensus exits
    • 4. Not all who are relatively deprived cause crime
    • 5. Focus on high-crime in inner-city areas gives unrepresentative view
  16. Comparing Left and Right
    1. Similarities
    2. Differences
    3. RR
    4. LR
    • 1. Crime is a real problem
    • Fear of crime is rational
    • 2. Right Realists are Neo-Conservative
    • LR are Reformist Socialists
    • 3. Blame individual self control
    • Tough stance against offenders
    • 4. Blame structural inequalities
    • Democratic policing - create greater equality

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