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2007 - AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY Words: 124 words || 
1. Peel, Meghan. "Social Disorganization and Military Communities - The Impact of Special Populations on Social Disorganization and Crime" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia, Nov 13, 2007 <Not Available>. 2019-09-23 <>
Publication Type: Poster
Abstract: This study concerns itself with how crime clusters in military communities. Military bases contribute a special population to communities. These populations are typically younger, of lower socioeconomic status, and of higher population mobility than other similar communities. Additionally, the barriers introduced by the military bases have the potential to change the way crime is arranged in the built environment. This study aims to specifically explore how the presence of indicators of social disorganization and concentrated disadvantage resulting from special military populations relates to the spatial arrangement of crime in the built environment. This could specifically relate to policy based on zoning policies, assignment of patrols and officers to certain areas at certain times, and other aspects of duty assignments.

2015 - American Society of Criminology – 71st Annual Meeting Words: 184 words || 
2. Bruinsma, Gerben., Bernasco, Wim., Hoeben, Evelien., Janssen, Heleen., Pauwels, Lieven. and Weerman, Frank. "Effects of Social Disorganization on Physical and Social Disorder Within Neighborhoods. An Empirical Test of Three Versions of Social Disorganization Theory" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology – 71st Annual Meeting, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, <Not Available>. 2019-09-23 <>
Publication Type: Individual Paper
Abstract: The Broken Windows perspective focused the attention of criminologists since 1982 on the role of physical and social disorder in neighborhoods. Disorder was hypothesized to be an independent causal factor in the explanation of crime rates in neighborhoods, in addition to social disorganization. Nowadays, criminology is also interested in the factors that cause physical and social disorder. In this presentation we compare the explanatory power of three versions of social disorganization theory (classical, social cohesion and collective efficacy) with respect to the amount of physical and social disorder within neighborhoods of the city of The Hague.
The study is based on (1) disorder data collected by systematic observation at street segments of 100 meter each in 2012; (2) data of a community survey among residents in the city area of The Hague in 2009, (3) additional census data of the local government (mostly of 2008), and (4) police data containing geo-codes of all recorded offenses committed in 2009 and of the home addresses of all arrested suspects in the city in 2009. Spatial regression analyses are applied to test the social disorganization models.

2005 - American Society of Criminology Words: 158 words || 
3. Beaulieu, Mark. "The Changing Face of Disorganization: Do the Causes of Social Disorganization Affect Crime the Same Way Today as in the Past?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Royal York, Toronto, <Not Available>. 2019-09-23 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Research on social disorganization theory has generally ignored the possibility that the causes of social disorganization may have different effects on crime at different periods of time. In particular, this presentation hypothesizes that family disruption will have a weaker relationship with crime over time. As family disruption becomes more normative, the norm conflict component of family disruption should weaken. In contrast, Massey and Denton (1993) and Galster (1992) both argue that long-term segregation leads to more disorganization over time. The changing effects of family disruption and segregation on crime are examined using a sample of 75 large U.S. cities for the decennial years 1960 to 2000. The results find that family disruption had significant relationships with crime in the early years of the study but not in the later years. The results for residential segregation suggest that residential segregation is a stronger predictor of crime in the later years of the study.

2011 - ASC Annual Meeting Words: 126 words || 
4. Morgan, Rachel. and Jasinski, Jana. "Disorganization and DV: The Applicability of Social Disorganization Theory to Intimate Partner Violence" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, Nov 15, 2011 <Not Available>. 2019-09-23 <>
Publication Type: Poster
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Shaw and McKay’s social disorganization theory states that crime rates increase as a result of low residential stability, low collective efficacy, and a lack of guardianship at the neighborhood level. Research has focused on these particular characteristics of social disorganization and the ability to explain a variety of crimes. However, not much research exists on whether these factors influence domestic violence. In this study we examine domestic violence occurrences within Orange County, Florida zip codes. Demographic variables from the 2010 U.S. Census will be used to determine the social characteristics of each zip code. This study will use geographic information system (GIS) mapping to examine the relationship between locations of domestic violence and the neighborhood-level characteristics of the zip code.

2007 - Rural Sociological Society Pages: 45 pages || Words: 10749 words || 
5. Donnermeyer, Joseph., Jobes, Patrick. and Barclay, Elaine. "Social disorganization, conflict and crime in four rural Australian communities" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Marriott Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, Aug 02, 2007 Online <PDF>. 2019-09-23 <>
Publication Type: Juried Paper
Abstract: Increasingly, rural communities around the world are subject to the same arrangements in social structure long associated with crime in urban centers. Consequently, a small but growing corpus of research has focused on rural crime. This paper examines how rural community structure and context is related to crime by utilizing two structural theories from criminology, social disorganization and conflict. Four rural communities in New South Wales were selected for a comparative case study: a larger coastal town and a smaller inland community with high proportions of Aboriginal People, and a smaller inland community and a larger coastal community with average percentages of Aboriginal people. Two communities had relatively high crime levels and two had below average crime levels, based on official crime statistics and corroborated through key informant interviews. A quasi-experimental research design tests the relationship between social disorganization and conflict with crime and Aboriginal status.

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