Social Disorganization Theory Of Crime

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Although there could be many explanations for the increase in certain categories of crime in Clay County as well as its comparison counties there were a few risk factors in particular that stood out. These factors shown on Table 3 below are as follows college enrollment, unemployment rate, per capita income, population, number of arrests, and number of burglaries. According to the social disorganization theory created by the Chicago School in the 1920’s.The theory proposes that “social order, and stability are conducive to conformity, whereas disorder is conducive to crime and deviance” (Akers, 1996, pg. 177). Applying the social disorganization theory to Clay County’s possible risk factors, college enrollment, unemployment, income, population,