The correlation between social class and official delinquency is one of the more stable findings of sociological research. Consensus, conflict and organizational explanations of this correlation are examined with a coordinated set of survey, interview, and official data gathered in the central area of a middle‐sized Canadian city. These data make possible the consideration of behavior and official rate‐producing processes in a model that lends support to a combination of conflict and organizational perspectives. Consideration is given to the need for additional research using a similar frame‐work in other types of community settings.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Jun 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science