Tag: right realism
Why has moped-enabled crime declined?
the decline of moped-enabled theft seems to support the view that right realist crime control techniques are effective
Jailing Drill Musicians – justified, or a moral panic?
In January two ‘drill’ musicians from the Brixton group 410 were effectively jailed for playing a particular song: ‘Attempted 1.0’. Two artists from the group, Skengdo and AM, both received 9-month suspended sentences for performing this song. Here it is with lyrics: It’s still up as of 20th Feb…. I don’t how much longer it…
The nationwide expansion of drug gangs
Drug gangs are expanding their operations from large city centres such as London, Birmingham and Manchester into smaller towns and rural areas. To do so they are using a new business model referred to as ‘county lines’ – dedicated mobile phone drug deal lines which local drug dealers in smaller towns can use to order…
Why is Crime Increasing Again?
The latest crime figures show an increase in the overall number of crimes committed in England and Wales, for the year ending March 2018. The overall numbers of crimes have increased from approximately 5.8 million in 2016-17 to 6 million crimes in 2017-18 (excluding ‘computer misuse’). While this may seem like a relatively small increase,…
Contemporary sociology: how should we tackle the increase in knife crime?
knife crime in London seems to be increasing rapidly, but how would left and right realists tackle this? Or is this all just a moral panic?
Zero Tolerance Policing – An Evaluation
A brief evaluation of Zero Tolerance Policing Zero Tolerance Policing involves the police strictly clamping down on minor criminal activities such as littering, begging, graffiti and other forms of antisocial behaviour. Clamping down might take the form of on the spot fines, or mandatory jail sentences, as with the ‘three-strikes’ rule in California. The best…
Evaluating Broken Windows Theory
Broken Windows Theory suggests that high levels of physical disorder such as litter, graffiti, vandalism, or people engaged in Anti-Social Behaviour will result in higher crime rates. Broken Windows Theory is one aspect of the Right Realist approach to criminology The evidence supporting Broken Windows Theory is somewhat mixed This 2008 ‘£5 Note Theft and…
Why is Crime Falling?
According to both Police Recorded Crime and the Crime Survey of England and Wales, there has been a steady decrease in crime in England and Wales since 1995 – that’s over 20 years of crime reduction. There are several possible reasons behind this decrease in crime (IF you believe the statistics, of course!) The…
Right Realist Criminology
Right Realism believes individuals make a rational choice to commit crime, and emphasises tough control measures to reduce crime – such as zero tolerance policing.