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    • Area based theories of crime
      • Crime rates lower in areas of high socio- economic status and higher in areas of low socio-economic
    • Shaw and McKay - Cultural transmission.Part of the city with high delinquency rates were also characterized by:
      • High % of foreign born
      • High % of family on welfare
      • Low rate of home ownership. High number of condemned buildings
      • Decreasing population
      • High rates of infant mortality, illness, adult criminality and truancy
    • Cohen - culture of the gang


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