SOC 2700 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6-10: Social Disorganization Theory, Urban Ecology, Concentrated Poverty

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Social disorganization and the urban ecology of crime and delinquency. Social disorganization theory was first developed in the studies of urban crime and delinquency. Just like an eco system, human communities can face invasion, domination, and succession of industry and commercial enterprises. Zone 1 central business district (department stores, skyscrapers, hotels etc) Zone 2 transitional zone or zone in transition (run down housing occupied by immigrants and the poor) Zone 3 working class zone skilled workers, employed in the factories of located in zone 2. Zone 5* commuter zone individuals who travel to zone 1 to work (tend to be wealthier families) It ties it to modern social control theory. Sampson maintains that social organization in urban areas in the form of collective efficacy may be built on social. Social capital is more general; measures civic participation (membership in political or volunteer organizations)

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