Institutional isolation and crime: The mediating effect of disengaged youth on levels of crime.

Abstract

We propose that structural resource deprivation and a weak civic participatory culture foster institutional isolation among youth, which, in turn, elevates rates of crime. Robust institutional attachments are essential to mainstream cultural learning, the internalization of mainstream values, the development of local network ties, and pro-social behavior… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2013.03.009

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