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Revaluating relative deprivation theory

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This article reassesses the concept of relative deprivation and restates its relevance and potential to extend the theoretical boundaries of criminology. Rather than search for causes or attempting to determine the genesis of the problem in either individuals or social structures, relative deprivation can sensitise us to the process and emotion of crime, the fluidity of deviant activity and, as such, connects to the contemporary concerns of cultural and psychosocial criminology. The article is also intended to reacquaint criminologists with the work of W.G. Runciman, a leading theorist of relative deprivation. Runciman’s work can be seen as an elaboration of Mertonian strain tradition.

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Webber, Craig (2007) Revaluating relative deprivation theory Theoretical Criminology, 11, (1), pp. 97-120. (doi:10.1177/1362480607072737).

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Published date: February 2007
Keywords: anomie, cultural criminology, left realism, psychosocial criminology, relative deprivation

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Local EPrints ID: 64005
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/64005
ISSN: 1362-4806
PURE UUID: 69e40b3c-3068-49b1-81f1-06b619914848

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Date deposited: 24 Nov 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:14

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