Essays Tagged: "Chicago School"

Social Disorganisation: The Chicago School argues that deviance is in some sense the measure of the failure of community organisations to function.

The Chicago School focused on the rapid changes occurring in the city of Chicago in the 1920's through t ... the 1920's through to the 1960's endeavouring to find the cause of deviant behaviour. At the time, Chicago was an ideal place for this study with the widespread migration, immigration and industriali ... ation and industrialisation. Researchers recognised that change was inevitable. Because of this the Chicago School played a major role in explaining deviance. Chicagoans believed that deviant behaviou ...

(11 pages) 201 2 4.1 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Social Responsibility Theory (SRT) of the Press

tween those who favored a totally fee press and those who favored media control.- At this time, the Chicago School opposed the marketplace of ideas because an unregulated media would serve the interes ... dominant groups while small, weak, pluralistic groups would either be neglected or denigrated.- The Chicago School also felt that a "benevolent elite" could use media to gain personal power and to tra ...

(2 pages) 28 0 2.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media


rom the acceptance of the viability of these communities within the larger urban setting (See Text).Chicago School theorists, including Robert Park, Ernest Burgess, Homer Hoyt, and Georg Simmel, consi ... Because of the interplay among ethnicity, religion, and social values, there is defense within the Chicago School theorists' basic suppositions for an acknowledgment of Durkheim's notion of solidarit ...

(2 pages) 49 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Juvenile Delinquency

is a result of the influence of family, peers, community, and school. Edward Sutherland was a major Chicago School theorist who believed communities positively reinforce violence and delinquency rathe ...

(10 pages) 206 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community