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different examples in Code of the Street of concepts or factors (what theories call constructs) that increase (or decrease) crime according to the different theories we are studying

We will read the ethnography, Code of the Street, and each student will write a paragraph describing his or her reaction to the book and then provide five examples from the book that illustrate concepts (or constructs) from theories we have studied. Each example should be one or a couple of sentences describing five different examples in Code of the Street of concepts or factors (what theories call constructs) that increase (or decrease) crime according to the different theories we are studying. There are many examples of Miller’s focal concerns, what Cohen calls reaction formation, what Agnew calls strain, and many other constructs from theories you will study. YOU MUST USE FIVE DIFFERENT THEORIES AND USE THE SPECIFIC THEORY RATHER THAN A GENERAL CATEGORY (for example, you would have to use Hirschi’s social bonding theory rather than the social control or social process categories).

I am giving you an example of modeling because that is a concept (construct) that may already be familiar to you: When Anderson says the children of Dickens, a suspected crack dealer, are “learning by example…to be loud, boisterous, proudly crude, and uncouth – in short, street” on page 47, he is providing an example of learning by modeling people with whom you associate that can cause crime according to Akers’ social learning theory. Each example should be numbered and should specifically describe the language from the book in quotation marks that provides the illustration of the construct include the page number name the construct illustrated identify the specific theory and the theorist who says that construct or factor will influence behavior (you don’t have to name the theorist if you use a theory for which I told you that you don’t need to know the theorist)