Complications Of Social Disorganization

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Criminal justice professionals utilize social disorganization to predict future trends in criminal behavior. Many factors influence and control social disorganization; this paper will explain exactly what social disorganization is, as well as its relationship or connection to organized crime and criminal behavior. Today’s corrupt political groups can have a direct and immediate effect on social disorganization, as well as organized criminal activity (" Social Disorganization and Rural Communities", 2003).
What is Social Disorganization? According to Bursik, (1988), the definition of social disorganization is “an inability of community members to achieve shared values or to solve jointly experienced problems”. Both theoretical and empirical research has focused on urban settings when studying influencers on crime and delinquencies. Current versions of social disorganization theory assume that strong social relationships will prevent crime and delinquency (" Social Disorganization and Rural Communities", 2003). Crime can become more prevalent spawned from neighborhoods with close living conditions such as apartment complexes or duplexes. Crime rates can also be higher in areas that have a breakdown in the family unit. An example of family unit breakdown could be a single parent family and divorce. Children that have a lack of social control, order, and often turn to criminal activity many times come from these affected neighborhoods ("Crime Social

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