A Secondary Analysis of Social Disorganization Theory in Urban Neighborhoods of Mexico City




Gonzalez, Rodolfo

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In recent decades there has been substantive focus on the integrity of public institutions in Mexico. Factors of organizational corruption and growing attention to the activities of criminal subcultures have illuminated pundit inefficiencies in the administration of social controls. This study evaluates 1,965 surveys of perception and victimization in Mexico City during 2008 to determine demographic attributes that are relative to social disorganization theory as revised by Sampson and Grove’s 1989 article. This study examines the association between households who reported an incident of victimization and their demographic composition. The demographic variables consist of employment, education, family head of household, total monthly family income and urban residences. The data was obtained from a non-governmental institute who conducts annual assessment in metropolitan with self-report questionnaires that address perceptions and victimizations. Associations statistically significant between urban residence, education and employment were discovered.



crime, social institutions, Mexico City, social disorganization theory, urban neighborhoods


Gonzalez, R. (2012). A secondary analysis of social disorganization theory in urban neighborhoods of Mexico City (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.


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