The - The "Causes" of Crime? For New Right...

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The “Causes” of Crime? For New Right Realism, criminal behaviour is seen as an individually-rational endeavour - if the potential criminal feels that the likelihood of being caught and punished is greater than the benefit that will derive from the criminal act then , according to writers such as Wilson , a criminal act will not take place . The social policy implications of the above - especially in relation to the role of the police - are clear: The police should focus their effort and attention not on law enforcement (catching people after a crime has been committed), but upon the maintenance of social order. In this sense, the role of the police is seen to be " pro-active " (in the modern jargon) - involving such things as: Maintaining a strong presence "on the ground / on the beat". Keeping in close touch / working with "local people" to prevent crime. Keeping the streets clear of "potential criminals" (youths, drug abusers, beggars, prostitutes and so forth). Question:
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