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Which of the following does not lead to a breakdown in social institutions, according to Classical Social Disorganization Theory
a) Immigration
b) Urbanization
c) Industrialization
d) Economic Strain

From Sampson and Wilson's Race and Urban Inequality theory, a minority groups subculture does not teach criminality
a) true
b) false

Park and Burgess claim that most crime occurs in
a) Zone 2
b) Zone 1
c) Zone 3
d) Zone 5

For Sampson and Wilson, one of the causes of crime is a lack of sustained interaction with people and institutions that represent the mainstream society. This is called:
a) structural social disorganization
b) cognitive re-mapping
c) cultural social isolation

Sampson and Wilson would say that violent crime is more prevalent in urban areas because people living in these areas are more saidstic
a) false
b) true

Which of the following does not cause differential social organization?
a) residential instability
b) racial or ethnic homgeeity
c) poverty

For Sampson and Wilson one of the causes of crime is the inability of a community to know the common values of its residents. This is called:
a) structural social disorganization
b) cultural social disorganization
c) cultural social isolation

To the Social Disorganization Theorist, which is better?
a) field work
b) statistics

The Chicago school doesn't like the term social disorganization-they prefer
a) social organization theory
b) differential social organization theory
c) social efficacy theory

Thomas defined social disorganization as:
a) the inability of a neighborhood to solve its problems together
b) no sense of community
c) a breakdown of social institutions

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