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Unformatted text preview: o Cause? Family—bad parents • Social Discrimination o Social Control Theory o Ability of neighborhoods to self-regulate Poor, heterogeneous = less likely to self-regulate, increased need to innovate o Important concepts—Collective Efficacy, trust, willingness to act = lower levels of crime, even in disadvantaged communities. o “Broken window theory”—no good evidence, more complicated, and a need to focus on dynamics. • Routine Activities o Motivated offender o Suitable target o Lack of a capable guardian o Crime maps to determine hot spots—plan neighborhoods to avoid the previous 3. Ex—cameras, no dark corners. o Looks a physical places and how they create opportunities for crime. o There is a displacement problem that hasn’t been addressed in this theory. o When you have MO and a ST with no CG, you’re more likely to have crime....
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 4465 taught by Professor Becker during the Summer '11 term at LSU.
- Summer '11