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SOCIAL DISORGANIZATION THEORY.docx

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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 2416
Professor
B.Cartwright
Semester
Summer

Description
SOCIAL DISORGANIZATION THEORY  Sometimes referred to as environmental criminology, ecological criminology, or social ecology  Examines relationship between people and their environment  Foundation for “Community Structure and Crime: Testing Social-Disorganization Theory,” and “Economic Deprivation and Neighborhood Crime Rates”. o Both retests of Shaw and McKay’s theory CRIME IS PATTERNED  Social disorganization theorists and researchers are interested in the “spatial” distribution of crime o Where do we find that happening?  Notion that distrib
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