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Branches of Social Structure, Social Disorganization, Concentric Zone, Transitional Neighborhood and Strain.docx

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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 1125
Professor
K.Chin
Semester
Fall

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Branches of Social Structure, Social Disorganization, Concentric Zone, Transitional Neighborhood and Strain Information Processing  Aggressive behavior is result of -misinterpretation of information  Aggressive people -rely on “scripts” learned in childhood -use fewer cues to process information  Aggressive people need to learn social skills -communicate skills, anger mangment and problem solving Branches of Social Structure  Social Disorganization Theory -weakened social institutions in urban areas result in crime  Strain Theory -blocked social aspirations result in despair and crime Social Disorganization  Characteristics of Disorganization -transient population, mixed use -lack essential services -high unemployment, single parent families, dependence on social assistance, substandard housing  Social Institutions -have broken down -lack authority to control behavior  Little sense of community -lack of communication, cant pursue common goals Concentric Zone Shaw and McKay (Chicago, 1920s)  Response to rapid immigration and urban deterioration.  “natural areas” of wealth and poverty  Trans
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