Residential Instability And Mobility, Racial Ethnic Heterogeneity

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Residential instability/mobility,

• Racial-ethnic heterogeneity

• Poverty:

Sampson and Groves (1989) argued that if we use residential instability for example, this should not be regarded as a direct cause of crime, but as something which ‘fosters institutional disruption, and weakened social controls’ (Sampson et al., 1997: 919) (Sutherland et al. 2013 p. 3). Likewise, it is through that a lack of contact and the loss of trust in neighbours may contribute to criminal behaviour (Sampson et al., 2005). ‘Family disruption’ (lone parents) was added to the list by Sampson (1987) to an illustrative model of crime; this was thought to affect the ability of parents to manage their own children as well as their capacity to provide guardianship of the local community (Sutherland et al. 2013 p.3)

Sociological perspective on deviant behaviour/guns and gangs

The sociological discipline that deals with crime (behaviour that violates our laws) is known as criminology.

The concept of deviance is complex because norms vary considerably across groups, times, and places. In other words, what one group may consider acceptable, another may consider deviant such as robbery, theft, rape, murder, and assault, just to name a few. However, as stated earlier, this will be dependent on the group time and culture. Very recently we have seen the rise of ‘group behaviour’ the media has termed as gang rape amongst certain groups. However, these young people term it as a link, where young women…
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