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Social Disorganization

What is meant by the concept of social disorganization? Identify three indicators that could be measured to capture the concept of social disorganization. Justify your answers.

Also, make certain that your indicators can be measured in some way; in other words, the indicators must be some type of empirical data. For example, "good parenting" is a concept. Indicators of "good parenting" might include (1) the number of times in a week that a parent reads to his child, (2) the number of times the parent uses time-outs instead of corporal punishment, and (3) the number of minutes per week spent listening to the child.

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Social disorganization is a concept that came from the Chicago School. It links the social behaviors of criminals in high crime areas to the environmental aspects of their lives. The links are dependent on the interaction and social cultures of the ...

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This solution discusses the concept of social disorganization. The text contains 161 words.