The article: The Role of Attenuated Culture in Social Disorganization Theory, draws a parallel between crime and “cultural disorganization” and the lack of conventional values at the community level in neighborhoods that are economically disadvantaged. It is important to note that the author’s study takes into account only one (southern) city.

In this essay (of at least 300 words) provide a critique of some of Warner’s finding. Are you in agreement with her overall hypothesis? Do neighborhoods in the area where you live look different or the same as the ones Warner describes? Can you challenge her, through your own knowledge and experience, on any of the central points she has made?