Unformatted text preview: 1. Both view crime as a form of " social problem " - not only for control agencies but also for the victims / potential victims of crime. 2. Both produce ideas that attempt to locate crime within a wider political (albeit different) context- the " New Realism ". In this set of Notes, therefore, what I propose to do is: a. Outline the basic elements of each perspective . b . Evaluate their overall strengths, weaknesses and general contributions to our understanding of the phenomenon of crime / deviance. This set of Notes focuses on New Left Realism and a subsequent set focuses on New Right Realism....
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, Right-wing politics, Left-wing politics, Political spectrum