Crime and Deviance: Ethnicity & Crime

Ayomide Abolaji
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Ayomide Abolaji
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This is a quiz based on the Left Realist and Neo-Marxist theories on crime differences within ethnicity.

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Question 1

Question
Who are the relevant Left Realist(LR) sociologists that make the argument for the difference in crime rates within ethnic groups?
Answer
  • Lea and Young
  • Taylor, Walton and Young
  • Gilroy and Hall
  • Hernstein and Murray

Question 2

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What key word fits is the following definition: The media promotes consumerism and the need to meet material goals which members of ethnic minorities are unable to achieve legitimately
Answer
  • Marginalisation
  • Relative Deprivation
  • Subculture

Question 3

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What key word fits the following description: Racism leads to ... and economic exclusion of ethnic minorities which means that they have higher levels of unemployment, poverty and poor housing.
Answer
  • Retreatist
  • Innovation
  • Relative Deprivation
  • Marginalisation

Question 4

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What key word fits the following description: young unemployed black boys may find themselves in delinquent "squads" and therefore commit high levels of utilitarian crime and groups that feel marginalised with no organisation to represent their interests explain non-utilitarian crimes such as violence and vandalism.
Answer
  • Subculture
  • Marginalisation
  • Ritualism
  • Conflict

Question 5

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What does Gilroy postulate?
Answer
  • That Official Statistics are accurate in their portrayal of black people committing more crime than other groups
  • That the media gives the impression that the police are more effective at doing their jobs than they really are
  • That there is a myth of black criminality created by racist stereotypes
  • That it's the biological difference that make some people more likely to commit crime - for example some people innately aggressive and willing to take risks.

Question 6

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Gilroy postulates that the first generation of immigrants were very law abiding and so were unlikely to pass down a tradition of anti-colonial struggle
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 7

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The [blank_start]1970s[blank_end] saw a media driven [blank_start]moral panic[blank_end] about the supposed growth of a 'new' crime - [blank_start]mugging[blank_end] - apparently committed by [blank_start]black[blank_end] youths. In reality there was no [blank_start]evidence[blank_end] of a significant [blank_start]increase[blank_end] in this crime at the time. The myth of the [blank_start]young black mugger[blank_end] was used as a scapegoat in order to [blank_start]distract[blank_end] the attention from the [blank_start]true cause[blank_end] of society's problems e.g. [blank_start]unemployment.[blank_end]
Answer
  • 1970s
  • mugging
  • moral panic
  • black
  • evidence
  • increase
  • young black mugger
  • distract
  • true cause
  • unemployment.
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