One important debate in the Sociology of Crime and Deviance is the question of how we should see criminals – not just in terms of their social or psychological characteristics – but also in terms of the basic nature of criminality.
This PowerPoint presentation contrasts Right Realist views of criminals and criminality with Lyng's concept of Edgework as part of a wider debate about preventative forms of social control in our society.
Key concepts covered in this Presentation:
• Right Realism (Wilson and Kelling)
• Ecological theories
• Discerning consumers
• Cost / Benefit analysis
• Preventative controls
• Voluntary risk-
• Focal concerns (Miller)