• The major premise of social structural theories is that
is rooted in the very structure of society.
Mobilization for Youth Program
Chicago School of Crime
Urban Revitalization Demonstration Program
focused attention on ecological characteristics of the city.
serves as a foundation for the Aerican theoretical traditions of social disorganization and anomie.
• The policy implication of
social disorganization theory
general strain theory
differential opportunity theory
is to increase collective efficacy among neighborhoods, or to change the ecological factors in a way that would increase collective efficacy.
argued that the disjuncture between culturally valued goals and the availability of the institutionalized means for success produced a strain.
's general strain theory is a revision of Merton's theory that operates at the industrial level.
theories attempt to explain the formation and activities of street gangs.
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