Realism and Crime


A level


5m 50s
In this podcast we explore the realist ideas on crime by looking at Right and left realist perspectives on crime and deviance. They will each be looked at in turn as well as compared and contrasted.


Laura Pountney

David Bown

1. Listen carefully to the podcast and make careful notes of key concepts and any key thinkers. 

2. Unpack the meaning of the word ‘realism’

3. Why did the Right realist Wilson did was to reject structural explanations of crime?

4. Outline Murrays link between the underclass and crime and criticisms of this view

5. Explain the three causes of crime according to Left-realism


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