The Relationship between Social Disorder and Manifestation of Adult Criminal Behavior


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Criminal Justice Paper

31 August 2015.

The Relationship between Social Disorder and Manifestation of Adult Criminal Behavior


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The phenomenon of co-occurrence between social disorder and adult criminal behavior continues to stir heated debate in criminal justice literature. Although crime knows no boundaries, it seems that criminal behavior tends to be more prevalent in neighborhoods characterized by social disorder. At the same time, it seems that the issue of social capital and its influence on crime seems to have been neglected in research. For this reason, there is a lack of clarity regarding the nature of the relationship between various aspects of social capital such as the level of trust among members of a community and the prevalence of criminal behavior. Studies that focus on the co-occurrence between social disorder and the manifestation of crime may generate important findings that may explain why crime is more endemic in some neighborhoods and not in others.


In the meantime, debate on the relationship between social disorder, fear, community networks, and cohesion and the formation of crime has been ongoing for the last two decades (Bellair 677; Markowitz, Bellair, Liska and Liu 293). However, consensus is yet to be reached regarding the direction of causality, such that it is unclear whether disorder is a cause of crime or one of its byproducts. One line of argument promotes the view that well-developed network structures at the local level reduce crime (Bellair 677). Another slightly different point of view is that social disorder exerts indirect influence on the manifestation of criminal behavior in a community (Markowitz, Bellair, Liska and Liu 293). The contentious issue is the nature of society, that is, whether society is characterized by conflict or consensus (Agnew 118). The aim of this thesis is define the nature of interrelatedness between social disorder and crime in communities through a review of literature.

Works Cited

Agnew, Robert. Toward a unified criminology: Integrating assumptions about crime, people and society. New York: New York University Press, 2011. Print.

Bellair, Paul. Social interaction and community crime: Examining the importance of neighbor networks.” Criminology, 35.4, (1997): 677-704.

Markowitz, Fred., Bellair, Paul., Liska, Allen and Liu Jianhong. “Extending Social Disorganization Theory: Modeling the Relationships between Cohesion, Disorder, and Fear.” Criminology, 39.2, (2001): 293-320.

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