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Discuss the relationship between strain theory and the common held idea that crime is an inner-city problem.

  1. Can you think of persons in the public eye that personify Merton’s different types of strain?
  2. With some parents involving their children in more extra-curricular activity, consider the issue of class and attachment in relation to deviant activity. Does class have an effect on attachment? See an article of "Re-Assessing the Relationship between High School Sports Participation and Deviance: Evidence of Enduring, Bifurcated Effects" at
  3. In Cohen’s book, “Delinquent Boys” he discusses different subculture of juveniles. Can you think of current groups that could be identified as each one and why?
  4. In the a city that you live near or have been to, diagram the city and see if concentric zone theory works. Tell us which city and if it fit or not and why.

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Question 4 has given me trouble understanding, but since it is mandatory I have done my best, I am almost done.

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1. Can you think of persons in the public eye that personify Merton’s different types of

Strain theory describes some activities such as criminal activities to be a result of too much
social pressure on people who respond unwisely. A good example of a person who is a public
figure and shows some types of strain associated with the male gender is Vanilla Ice. The
pressure of wanting to appear very materially successful as a rapper has forced him in...

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