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John Hagan and Bill McCarthy (1998)

The Theory of Social Capital and the Renewal of the Paradigm of Tensions and Opportunities in Sociological Criminology

Sociologie et Societes, 30(1):145--158.

It is held that the use of social capitalization theory in sociological criminology can reveal much if focus is placed on the failure to accummulate capital & its consequences. Analysis of Canadian youth crime & homelessness from a social capitalization perspective demonstrates that an anomie-inspired idea of social capital supplies researchers with a flexible theoretical framework for examining environmental differences between & within societies. It is argued that sociological criminology's limited store of data & the prevalence of street crime throughout the world make necessary additional research using this framework. 60 References. Adapted from the source document.

*Sociological Research, Canada, Juvenile Delinquency, *Cultural Capital, *Criminology, *Sociological Theory, Anomie, Homelessness, article, 2147: social problems and social welfare; sociology of crime, 0207: sociology: history and theory; theories, ideas, & systems
SubjectsTermNotLitGenreText - *Cultural Capital; *Criminology; *Sociological Research; *Sociological Theory; Canada; Homelessness; Juvenile Delinquency; Anomie

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