Sociological Theories of Crime and Delinquency

ABOUT SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES OF CRIME

SOCIAL DISORGANIZATION THEORIES OF CRIME

Social Disorganization Theory

Concentric Zones

Collective Efficacy and Crime

LEARNING THEORIES OF CRIME

Differential Association Theory

Techniques of Neutralization

Miller’s Focal Concerns of the Lower Class

Subculture of Violence

Code of the Street

STRAIN THEORIES OF CRIME

Anomie

Classical Strain Theory

Strain and Subculture

Delinquency and Opportunity

Institutional Anomie

General Strain Theory

CONTROL THEORIES OF CRIME

Containment Theory

Social Bond Theory

General Theory of Crime

Power-Control Theory

SUMMARY