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Concentric Zones (diagrammatic view) The middle zone ( Zone 1 ) is the central business district in any city. The next is the inner city ( Zone 2 ), sometimes called the Interstitial Zone or Zone of Transition . This Zone is surrounded , respectively, by: * Respectable working class housing ( Zone 3 ) * The (middle class) suburbs ( Zone 4 ) * The city fringe (rural / semi-rural areas) inhabited by the rich ( Zone 5 ) In examining crime rates in relation to each zone, Shaw and McKay found that one zone in particular ( Zone 2 ) exhibited higher rates of crime than any other zone. This zone (which Shaw and McKay termed a "zone of transition" because it was to this area of cheap housing that successive waves of immigrants - Irish, Italian, Polish and so forth - came), had a consistently higher rate of crime than any other zone, regardless of which immigrant group dominated the cultural life of the area. This lead Shaw and McKay to argue that the high crime rates were
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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