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Unformatted text preview: some high, some low 2. Rates of crime vary inversely in proportion to distance away from center of city. 3. Juvenile delinquency and adult crime are similar in distribution 4. Differences in rates due to community background High rates in: a. Physically deteriorated areas b. Declining population areas 5. High rates consistent over time even when composition of population changes. 6. Recidivism highest in high areas of crime suggests that crime is product of social disorganization "Social Separation fosters cultural differentiation which leads to social dysfunction." PROBLEMS: 1. Reliance on official data 2. Delinquency not limited to lower class 3. No clear way of defining community cultures...
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- Winter '09