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Break With Left Idealism

Left Realism emerged from Critical criminology taking issue with "the two major socialist currents in criminology since the war: reformism and left idealism", criticising 'the moral panics of the mass media or the blatant denial of left idealism'

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Break With Left Idealism - Establishment of Left Realism
... Left Realism set down a marker in the United Kingdom with the work of Lea and Young (1984) as representative of a group of academics Richard Kinsey, John Lea, Roger Matthews, Geoff Pearson, and Jock Young ... thrown down by Ian Taylor in Law and Order Arguments for Socialism for the left to take crime seriously ... In What is to be Done About Law and Order? (1986), Young and Lea set out three main policies of left realism Pre-emptive Deterrence "Environmental and public precautions against crime are ...

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