Unformatted text preview: legitimate and illegitimate. • Neighborhood and subcultural focus: What is available for the individual experiencing strain? • Subcultures-- collective social adjustments to the strains of blocked opportunity. People learn to adjust within the group context. 1. Criminal Gang: integrate age levels, training, skills-- pursuit of profit. Organized, rational, and structured. 2. Conflict Gang: less integration, distance from legitimate goals, less instrumentality >focus on venting pent up frustration, unskilled and disorganized activity. 3. Retreatist Gang: Double Failures. Control: Mobilization for Youth (and many other similar programs in the 1960s)--little impact: too radical, and not radical enough...
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, Gang, status frustration, Differential Opportunity Structures