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WDW101Y1 Lecture Notes - Common Dreams, Ritualism In The Church Of England

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Sandra Bucerius

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Importance of theories
We have to understand the theories that exist between immigration and
crime. It helps us organize information
Three theories in the readings have a common theme = propose that social
order, stability and integration are conducive to crime and deviance
Each of the theories explains higher rites of crime in lower-class and ethnic
Often used to explain a connection between immigration of crime
To understand theories, the background of the theorist can help and
understand the social conditions under which they developed the theories
Shaw and McKay theories
Collected autobiographies on youth in Chicago, and created a prevention
program known as the CPA
Connection between # of delinquent in one specific are and social economic
status of that area.
The people living in the poor communities had the lowest changes of having
upward mobility’s = social disorganized areas
Social disorganized area
o [Characterized by a high adversity of background/
o many are poor and depend on the welfare system/ high residential
turnover and try to get out of there a.s.a.p./
o area populated with people who just recently arrived/people in these
areas have less uniformity and this leads to a disagreement on values
and norms/
o children are not used to just one way of life and have many
alternatives/ the family itself is ineffective in these areas, and stand
for opposing values and norms and the children are always exposed to
conflicting view/
o the families have trouble raising there kids since they don’t have
traditional solution to deal with those problems since those problems
are new to them/ the kids spend a lot of time and on the street and
they see a lot of delinquency
the distribution of delinquency in specific neighborhood never really
changed / and the areas closest to the city center maintain the higher rates of
The neighborhood not the ethnic or racial background explains the level of
delinquency/ people are reacting to abnormal social conditions
Immigrants are more likely to live in the disorganized neighborhood/ kids
are more exposed to other people who commit crime and the peer group has
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