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Overall Evaluation. There are a number of basic problems that we can identify in relation to the radical criminological argument: 1. Taylor, Walton and Young in particular spend a great deal of time and effort criticising various alternative theories of deviance, but very little time is spent actually showing how Radical Criminology is supposed to explain deviant / criminal behaviour. Although they produce a number of principles around which a "Radical Criminology" might theorise deviance, no attempt was made to operationalize this theory. Additionally, they give us no indication about how this theory might be operationalised. 2. The above is important because it brings into question whether or not it would be possible to study crime in the way suggested by Radical Criminology. If you think about it, in order to understand crime you would have to undertake a wide-ranging study of the society within which crime exists in order to trace the various origins and social contexts of crime and the reaction to crime - something that is unlikely to be empirically
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