Summary Paper #4 - Crystal Brown Sociology 1101 Prof Jenkins Summary Paper 4 Deviance and Crime In class we have discussed many reasons of why violent

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Crystal BrownSociology 1101Prof. JenkinsSummary Paper 4: Deviance and CrimeIn class, we have discussed many reasons of why violent crime is associated with low income and minority neighborhoods, such as family structure, home structure and areas that havetremendously high poverty rates.Social disorganization or strain theory, is basically a thesis that centers on weak neighborhood-based social ties, social structure, and informal social control that leads to crime. One example that would fall under this strain theory, or social disorganization is bad neighborhoods. Social disorganization suggests that a person’s residential area is a very significant factor that shapes an individual – whether they will become a criminal or become involved in illegal activities. The social disorganization theory also suggests that different subcultures such as minorities and working class immigrants are more likely to become involved in illegal activities because of the social and cultural setting of the residential area. Differential association theory is crime that is learned through differential interaction with those who likes to commit illegal behavior. By hanging with other individuals that commit illegal activities, you will learn motives and start to have an “attitude” for criminal behavior. So in shorter terms, differential association theory is crime based on who you are associated with or who you “hang out” with.

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