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Challenge and Change in Society Research Essay Phase 2 HSB4U Monday, November 9, 2015 Mr. Balogh My topic for this research assignment is, “Does low social class create criminals?” Although it is obvious not all low social classed people become criminals, I will examine whether low social class are more likely to commit crime as opposed to the mid and high class. Firstly, I gathered some basic information and definitions. Low class is having the lowest social rank and is distinguished by low income, lack of skills, or education and the similar. Criminologists are individuals who study crime, criminals, criminal behavior, and corrections. In terms of my topic, I will use core theories that are used by criminologist to determine why criminals commit crimes. Basic benefits for why people commit crimes can be money/property, thrills/excitement, status among peers, revenge, dominance over others or a bond with other criminals Senator Hugh Segal believes that a fight on poverty would decrease crime and also save taxpayers money demonstrating the correlation that higher poverty rates equates to higher crime rates Cheaper to bring citizens above the poverty line then to sustain an inmate per year Statistics clearly show low social class are more likely to commit crime Thesis: Due to the direct disadvantages placed on the lower class of Canada, members of this social class turn to crime in order to solve their problems. This essay will be valuable to others?? Argument 1: In the book, Criminology For Dummies it explains the “social disorganization theory” which is stated as, “Social disorganization theory emphasizes the connection between crime and the neighborhood structure” (Briggs, Chapter 13, pg. 206, l.4-5). Right after he also states, “Where social structures are in decay, more crime is likely to occur” Indicator of social disorganization includes poor schools, high unemployment, and a mix of commercial and residential property”
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“Social disorganization theory” people from one neighborhood may engage in crime because they’re values are completely different from those of a normal society neighborhood became this way because of things such as poor schools or high unemployment. Since members of a neighborhood are all influenced relatively the same, crime can spiral because people learn from others child is raised in a low class neighborhood where crime is common may be exposed to bad role models creation of criminals Bandura’s Social Learning Theory “states that behavior is learned from the environment that you are through a process
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