Institutional strength , social control and neighborhood crime rates

  title={Institutional strength , social control and neighborhood crime rates},
  author={Ruth A. Triplett and Randy R. Gainey and Ivan Sun},
While the systemic model that today’s theories of social disorganization are based on acknowledges that neighborhoodbased institutions may vary in their ability to contribute to effective social control, relatively little attention has been given to their role in understanding neighborhood rates of crime. At the same time, there is contradictory evidence about the role of social networks, which have been the focus of much research attention. This article builds upon past work to present a model… CONTINUE READING

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