Chapter Six:. Social Structure Theory: Because They’re Poor. Objectives. Be familiar with the concept of social structure Have knowledge of the socioeconomic structure of American society Be able to discuss the concept of social disorganization Be familiar with the works of Shaw and McKay
Social Structure Theory:
Because They’re Poor
1. Informal social controls: exerted by either awarding or withholding approval, respect, and admiration
2. Institutional social control: exerted by cohesive communities utilizing the institutions like schools, businesses, stores, and churches
3. Public social control: the use of external sources such as more police and political powerbrokers, and financial government assistance
Each person has his or her own concept of the goals of society and the means at his or her disposal to attain them; they may develop criminal or delinquent solutions to the problem of attaining goals.
. Conduct Norms