THEORY RESEARCH PAPER notes and outline

THEORY RESEARCH PAPER notes and outline - Generational...

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Generational closure Reciprocal exchange Removal of pager: pg 79 spears felt it was innapreopriate for a yong girl to carry a pager. Cultivated twenty years in grovelan. Her longtime residence means that she can intervene in behaviors that she feels are inappropriate and be confident that her interventions will be acceptable with the parents. Child parent control weak/unlinked institutions, high crime rates, high neighborhood population losses, high proportions of renters or transitional housing, lower income levels, physical deterioration of the community and high percentages of ethnic minorities. Child-centered social control o Also: Trust among neighbors, kinship/friendship ties, voluntary associations, neighborhood activism C - Collective efficacy (2 pages) Definition – Capacity of a neighborhood to intervene when a problem arises Sampson – Merged social capital and social disorganization equals collective efficacy. How it is measured. Specific Characteristics Lack of social capital because of increased social delinquency in the neighborhood Social ties affect violence through child centered social control Ability of local residents to intervene when problems develop Non-shared experiences Lack of group efficacy – no “we can do it” attitude How it affects crime rates Increased collective efficacy produces decreased crime rates because neighborhoods are highly organized and posses high amounts of social capital resulting in increased social control and decreased delinquency. Collective efficacy Generational closure Reciprocal exchange Removal of pager: pg 79 spears felt it was innapreopriate for a yong girl to carry a pager. Cultivated twenty years in grovelan. Her longtime residence means that she can intervene in behaviors that she feels are inappropriate and be confident that her interventions will be acceptable with the parents.
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Child parent control Groveland Examples - modify or extend the explanation Pro Strengths (support) Con Weakness (alternative arguments) Social capital can be used to promote delinquency Friendship networks used to sell drugs, convey criminal ideas Grant (Pg 12) I had a personality where I could fit in anywhere. Father, worked for railroad, Mother worked as a homemaker. May members of family were teachers. Church participation, choir participation, teacher participation. Yet attracted a life of crime, befriendd drug dealers, sold drugs to buy shoes “it was not as though her paents did not or could not buy her shoes”. Drug involvement led to deeper involvement into the drug business.
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2008 for the course SOC 371 taught by Professor Matsueda during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.

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