Individual Assignment: Social Disorganization Q&A
Write a 700- to 1,050-word response to the following questions:
o What is social disorganization?
o How does historical social disorganization relate to organized crime and its evolution? o How well does social disorganization meet the criteria for organized crime and its various relationships? Why? Explain your answer. o Explain the correlation of corrupt political machines and social disorganization to the development of organized crime.
Remember: Properly cite your references or resources according to APA guidelines.
Social disorganization is a phenomenon that many scientists and theorist have attempted to draw conclusions and make assumptions on our society based on what they see happening or could see happening in the near future. As a society we make an attempt to be organized and by doing so we have the intentions of using our structure and organization to be for the betterment of our society. In this paper we will take a look at the antithesis of what social organization attempts to be. We will define social disorganization. We will take a look at how historically social disorganization relates to organized crime and its evolution. We will discuss how social disorganization meets the criteria for organized crime and its various relationships. We also attempt to explain the correlation of corrupt political machines and social disorganization to the development of organized crime. Social Disorganization
When a community and its members fail to work and involve themselves as one cohesive unit in turn, causing individuals within that community to become socially isolated and alienate themselves from other community members. This causes a breakdown in the effectiveness of the community as a whole and leaves its members in a state non-progressiveness where no one benefits from the contribution of others (dictionary.reference.com, 2011). In fact, this type of disorganization usually...
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