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    Identify the most important programs and policies that the city or neighborhood you selected is undertaking in its effort to curb crime. Explain why you selected these programs and analyze these initiatives as they relate to theoretical ideas at the macrolevel (social disorganization theory) and at the microlevel (social control theory).
    Provide a brief description of the programs and policies you selected and explained the rationale for selecting these programs.
    Identify and analyze the strategies that have the clearest theoretical underpinnings.
    Analyze the policies and programs and identified the ones that are congruent with the ideas of social disorganization and social control theory.
    Identify the ideas of social control and social disorganization theories that are absent from the strategy and described how these ideas could be applied and what their potential outcome would be
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    Good theories to use in the study of criminology!! As for your assignment, I am not sure which neighbourhood you have selected and not sure what programs you are using for your analysis. My guidance for your assignment will be an outline and an example as follows:

    i) Neighbourhood: southside Chicago- Grocery store initiatives and Re-education /work placement initiatives

    ii) Social Disorganization theory: crime is a function of neighbourhood dynamics. Researchers, Shaw and Mckay noticed that certain neighbourhood regardless of race and ethnicity tended to have consistently high crime rates, despite changes in ethnicity and race demographics.
    Thus crime is not necessarily a function of the individual within the neighbourhood. High crime neighbourhoods tended to be "socially disorganized" . They tend to be socio-economically deprived areas had high rates of residential mobility and racial heterogeneity. The lack of behavioural regulation, and socially disorganized neighbourhoods tended to produce "criminal traditions" . This system of pro-delinquency attitudes could be easily learned by youths through ...

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    This solution provides examples of social control theory and social disorganization theory as it pertains to a high crime rate area.