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1

Who argued that Chicago was split into distinct zones, and that certain zones were prone to crime?

Shaw and McKay

2

What is social disorganisation?

lack of community cohesion and stability

3

what is cultural transmission?

the distinctive culture and values of those living in zone two are passed down through generations and waves of immigrants

4

what is differential association?

the idea that people are more likely to commit crime is they see people benefit from it rather than if they see people getting caught

5

What is tipping?

When an estate is full of anti-social families (problem families) it tips and becomes known as a 'problem estate'