Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Thugs and ThievesThe Differential Etiology of Violence$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Joanne Savage and Kevin H. Wozniak

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780195393583

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393583.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 12 December 2019

Neighborhoods, Culture, and Violent Crime

Neighborhoods, Culture, and Violent Crime

Chapter:
(p.206) 10 Neighborhoods, Culture, and Violent Crime
Source:
Thugs and Thieves
Author(s):

Kevin H. Wozniak

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393583.003.0010

The idea that community factors influence the violent behavior of individuals comes from classic sociological theory. In this chapter, we collected a comprehensive set of studies reporting an empirical association between community characteristics (social disorganization, social networks, collective efficacy) and violent crime. In addition, we examine the qualitative literature on violent subcultures to glean evidence related to the differential etiology of violence. For the most part, indicators of social disorganization are not more consistently associated with violent than nonviolent offending, though we examine some analytic practices that might account for these null findings. We conclude that the most promising differential predictors of violence are likely to be measures of disorder. We also argue that emerging evidence indicates that subcultural beliefs may influence criminal behavior in a crime-specific way, though this preliminary conclusion is largely based on a small number of qualitative studies and requires further exploration.

Keywords:   Neighborhoods, Communities, Subculture, Violence, Violent Crime, Social Disorganization, Disorder

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .