Social Forces, Gangs, and Crime – Part 1
The focus of this assignment is on social process theory: the socialized to crime perspective on criminality. Social learning, social control, and social reaction (labeling) theories view crime as a function of people’s interactions with various organizations, institutions, and processes in society. The socialization process is very influential in human development. According to this theory, all people regardless of race, class, or gender have the potential to become delinquents and/or criminals.
Complete the following:
Select a gang or group within a large urban area or city.
Explore the burdens of social class, poverty, racism, poor schools, and dysfunctional families, and the possible impact of these social forces on criminality in such a setting.
Explain how these negative social forces might be counteracted by positive peer relations, a supportive family, educational success, and structured religious beliefs using social and criminal justice initiatives.
Explore the overall relationship between social class and crime. Most residents of the inner-city refrain from criminal activity, and those who do commit crimes, age out over time. Why?
Review the Social Forces, Gangs, and Crime – Part 1 Scoring Guide to understand the grading criteria for this assignment.
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
Written communication: Written communication should be clear, organized, and free of errors; it should also follow professional standards.
APA format: Resources and citations must be formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.
Number of references: At least five academic sources, of which at least two should not be course materials.
Length of paper: 4–6 double-spaced pages, including the cover page and reference page.
Font and font size: Times or Times New Roman, 12 point.