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Neighborhood disorganization and self-control : case studies from three Russian cities / Olga Siegmunt.

Author/Creator:
Siegmunt, Olga, author.
Publication:
Cham : Springer, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
Series:
SpringerBriefs in criminology
International and comparative criminology.
SpringerBriefs in criminology
International and comparative criminology
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Subjects:
Social control.
Neighborhoods -- Social aspects.
Social control -- Russia (Federation).
Neighborhoods -- Social aspects -- Russia (Federation).
Summary:
This Brief presents a framework for understanding the role of school and neighborhood contexts in the development of self-control. Through the application of Gottfredson and Hirschi's general theory of crime and Shaw and McKay's social disorganization theory, the authors of this Brief examine the importance of family socialization and school and neighborhood for self-control of youth in three Russian cities, replicating results from an earlier study in Germany. The cases presented in the Brief found that family socialization is important for self-control, but it interacts with school and neighbourhood contexts. According to the study, school social control as a structural characteristic can lead to less delinquency, even if students did not develop self-control. Self-control mediates parental supervision and attachment to parents on one hand, and juvenile delinquency on the other hand. However it was not found to mediate neighbourhood context characteristics. The results of the study provide a research framework that can be applied to other international, comparative contexts. It will be of interest to researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice, particularly Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, as well as related fields such as Public Policy and Social Work.
Contents:
Introduction
The General Theory of Crime
The Neighborhood
Context of School and Self-Control
Theoretical Concepts and Hypotheses
Methods, Procedures, Implementation of the Study, and Description of the Sample
Variable Description and Descriptive Results: Aggregate Level
Descriptive Results and Scale Analysis: Individual Level Variables
Intraclass Correlation, Median Odds Ratio, and Ecological Reliability
Results of Hypothesis Testing: Influences on the Family
Results of Hypothesis Testing: Influences of the Neighborhood
Results of Hypothesis Testing: Influences of the School
Summary, Discussion, and Outlook.
ISBN:
3319215892
9783319215891
9783319215907
OCLC:
911363472