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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 2416
Professor
B.Cartwright
Semester
Summer

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Cultural Transmission Theory  Socially disorganized neighbourhoods  (slum environment, lack of opportunity, discrimination) o Institutional breakdown and erosion of informal social control (family, school, church)  Development of youth peer groups (gangs) and increased peer (gang) activity  Cultural transmission of delinquent and criminal values and traditions from older to younger people o Delinquent and criminal behaviour Why does it get embedded and stay there? Because of the Cultural Transmission Theory – traditi
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