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University of Toronto St. George
Woodsworth College Courses
Sandra Bucerius

W2 WDW 383 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 groups  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
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