012_Social_Disorg_Exercise_KEY

012_Social_Disorg_Exercise_KEY - Social Disorganization...

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Social Disorganization Exercise The table below lists several census and crime statistics for three hypothetical neighborhoods. Use this information to answer the subsequent questions related to Social Disorganization Theory. Characteristic Area A Area B Area C % Families on Welfare 2.9 10.0 0.2 Median Household Income 38,000 19,000 75,000 % Population Foreign Born 5.1 46.1 8.9 % Males Aged 14-21 Arrested in Last Year 11.6 22.0 1.7 % Population Renting 75.6 90.4 15.5 % Population White 85.5 15.0 11.0 % Population in Poverty 9.7 35.2 2.5 % Population Lived in Same Residence since 1995 40.6 12.4 76.3 % Adult Males Incarcerated 2.9 10.2 0.7 % Unemployed 6.0 15.4 2.2 % Population Black 8.3 35.5 80.6 Questions 1. Fill in the causal diagram below related to Social Disorganization Theory and the table above: a. First list the three neighborhood factors identified by Shaw and McKay as indicators of neighborhood social disorganization. b. Next fill in the census characteristics from the table that correspond with each factor.
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