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Focal Concerns Theory

  • By: J. Mitchell Miller
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Walter B. Miller presented a pure cultural theory of gang delinquency in 1958 that has been generalized to the lower class. His theory, proposed in a short article titled “Lower Class Culture as a Generating Milieu of Gang Delinquency,” submitted that ...

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