Quick Jump to Chapter Criminal Justice Illuminated
Second Edition Authors: Gennaro F. Vito, Jeffrey R. Maahs, Ronald M. Holmes
Title: Criminology: Theory, Research, and Policy
Chapter 6   Chapter Spotlight
• The major premise of social structural theories is that is rooted in the very structure of society.
• The 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 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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