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NCJ Number: 120167 Find in a Library
Title: Urbanness and Unconventional Behavior: A Partial Test of Claude Fischer's Subcultural Theory
Journal: Criminology  Volume:27  Issue:2  Dated:(May 1989)  Pages:273-306
Author(s): C R Tittle
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 34
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data from a three State survey are used to test the hypotheses derived from Claude Fischer's ecological subcultural theory linking size-of-place, subcultural development, and unconventional behavior.
Abstract: The mixed findings suggest the theory has merit but is too general and needs to be refined to specify the conditions under which various effects are the most likely. The following realities need to be confronted by the refinement: population size is not necessarily predictive of high probabilities of all kinds of deviance, deviance is not all subculturally linked, and subcultures and subcultural involvement is not necessarily concentrated in bigger places. Strong subcultural involvement exercises great influence on behavior. 12 notes, 4 tables, 41 references, 4 appendixes. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Subculture theory
Index Term(s): Urban criminality; Urbanization
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