SOCIAL ALTRUISM AND CRIME

@article{Chamlin1997SOCIALAA,
  title={SOCIAL ALTRUISM AND CRIME},
  author={Mitchell B. Chamlin and John K. Cochran},
  journal={Criminology},
  year={1997},
  volume={35},
  pages={203-226}
}
Drawing on the theoretical statements of Braithwaite (1989), Cullen (1994), Messner and Rosenfeld (1994), this research examines the influence of social altruism on the level of crime for a sample of U.S. cities. The multivariate analyses clearly indicate that the ratio of contributions to the United Way to aggregate city income, a behavioral approximation of the cultural value of altruism, is inversely related to property and violent crime rates. The implications of these findings for the… 
SOCIAL ALTRUISM AND CRIME REVISITED: A RESEARCH NOTE ON MEASUREMENT
ABSTRACT Recent research, drawing on a variety of macro-cultural theories, has examined the influence of social altruism, approximated by United Way contributions, on crime rates. This paper extends
Social Altruism, Tax Policy, and Crime: A Cautionary Tale
This present investigation, drawing on social altruism theory, considers the feasibility of manipulating the federal tax code to reduce the level of crime across macro-social units. The OLS
A Longitudinal Analysis of the Welfare-Homicide Relationship
Drawingon the social altruism and social threat hypotheses, the present investigation challenges prior macro-level studies that assume that there is a nonrecursive relationship between welfare
SOCIAL SUPPORT, INEQUALITY, AND HOMICIDE: A CROSS-NATIONAL TEST OF AN INTEGRATED THEORETICAL MODEL*
Social support, institutional anomie, and macrolevel general strain perspectives have emerged as potentially important explanations of aggregate levels of crime. Drawing on insights from each of
SOCIAL AND GOVERNMENTAL ALTRUSIM, DETERRENCE THEORY, AND NURSING HOME REGULATORY VIOLATIONS: A STATE-LEVEL ANALYSIS
ABSTRACT Explanations of corporate deviance have tended to focus on organizational characteristics with very little attention given to the influence of broader structural factors that enable or deter
Crime and Social Sanction
Social sanctions may be a strong deterrent of crime. This paper presents a formal model that relates crime and social sanction to social interaction density. We empirically test the theoretical
Social Support and Homicide
This article tests social support theory with a focus on the relationship between general relief payments to the poor and homicide. General relief, a new and untapped measure of social support,
SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND VIOLENCE: A SUB‐NATIONAL TEST OF INSTITUTIONAL ANOMIE THEORY
Messner and Rosenfeld's institutional anomie theory is grounded in the assumption that relatively higher crime rates in the United States are due to (1) the overwhelming influence of economic motives
Institutional Strength, Social Control and Neighborhood Crime Rates
While the systemic model that today's theories of social disorganization are based on acknowledges that neighborhood-based institutions may vary in their ability to contribute to effective social
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 54 REFERENCES
Economic sources of homicide: reestimating the effects of poverty and inequality.
TLDR
Revised estimates of the effect of poverty are reported which show that it is a significant positive predictor of the homicide rate for a sample of SMSAs (N=125) when the nonlinearform of the relationship is taken into account.
Presidential Address on Altruism and Sociology
This article concerns the study of altruism. Highlights of the research history of altruism in sociobiology, psychological social-psychology, and sociology are reviewed. Examples from the author's
Poverty, Inequality, and the Urban Homicide Rate: Some Unexpected Findings
The purpose of this article is to report findings concerning the relationship between poverty, inequality, and the homicide rate for a sample of 204 SMSAs. A measure of family income inequality
Community Structure and Crime: Testing Social-Disorganization Theory
Shaw and McKay's influential theory of community social disorganization has never been directly tested. To address this, a community-level theory that builds on Shaw and McKay's original model is
Crime and the American Dream
The basic idea behind this book is that the American dream TTitselfTT and the normal social conditions engendered by it are deeply implicated in the problem of crime (e.g., our cultural emphasis on
Crime, Shame, And Reintegration
Preface 1. Whither criminological theory? 2. The dominant theoretical traditions: labeling, subcultural, control, opportunity and learning theories 3. Facts a theory of crime ought to fit 4. The
The Sex Ratio, Family Disruption, and Rates of Violent Crime: The Paradox of Demographic Structure
This research examines the anomalous « null effects » of the sex ratio on rates of violent crime in previous macrolevel research. The AA. propose a model wherein the expected positive effects on
Altruism: A Review of Recent Theory and Research
The literature on altruism in social psychology, and to a lesser degree in sociology, economics, political behavior and sociobiology since the early 1980’s is reviewed. The authors take the position
Crime in Cities: The Effects of Formal and Informal Social Control
This study examines the structural determinants of robbery and homicide offending in 171 American cities with a population greater than 100,000 in 1980. A macro-level social control model is
Charitable Giving by Individuals: A Study of Attitudes and Practice
Charitable giving is a topic that has received little attention in the literature to date, in spite of the recent growth of the voluntary sector in the U.K This paper uses data from interviews with
...
...