ecial thanks go to D. Wayne Osgood, Glenn Firebaugh, Eric Baumer, Jeffrey Morenoff, Robin Engel, Bill Lyons and Paul Bellair for commenting on earlier drafts of this work; and to Rob Sampson for providing the census and homicide data used in this study. Address correspondence to Eric Silver, Crime, Law, and Justice Program, Department of Sociology, Penn State University, 211 Oswald Tower, University Park, PA 16802; or by email: email@example.com.
SOURCES OF INFORMAL SOCIAL CONTROL IN CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOODS*
Article first published online: 7 MAR 2006
Volume 42, Issue 3, pages 551–584, August 2004
How to Cite
SILVER, E. and MILLER, L. L. (2004), SOURCES OF INFORMAL SOCIAL CONTROL IN CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOODS. Criminology, 42: 551–584. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.2004.tb00529.x
- Issue published online: 7 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 7 MAR 2006
- communities and crime;
- informal social control;
- social disorganization;
- social ecology;
- urban sociology
Why do youth in structurally disadvantaged neighborhoods experience lower levels of informal social control? To answer this question, we examined multilevel data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods. Using hierarchical regression, we found that (1) neighborhood attachment and satisfaction with police contributed significantly to neighborhood levels of informal social control; and (2) neighborhood attachment and satisfaction with police mediated a substantial portion of the association between informal social control and neighborhood levels of concentrated disadvantage and immigrant concentration.