Neo - Neo-Conservative Theories Having looked briefly at...

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Neo-Conservative Theories Having looked briefly at the work of a couple of (American) New Right Realist writers, it might be useful to place the work of such writers into some kind of theoretical context . This context can be given by looking at two basic forms of "neo-conservative" theorizing, namely Control Theory and Situational Theory . Although each theoretical perspective has quite marked differences (which we will look- at in more detail in a moment), they also (in their "neo-conservative" incarnation), have a great deal in common. This is especially clear in relation to the basic assumptions about crime, criminal behaviour, the nature of the social world and so forth, upon which both theories rest. Neo-conservative theories tend to be a strange mish-mash of theoretical borrowings, but their power seems to lie with: 1. Their ability to key-into " commonsense " explanations of crime / criminals. 2. The fact that they tend to
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