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ESOSDER (All Rights Reserved)
Issue 51
Year 2014
Scope Sosyoloji

TESTING SOCIAL DISORGANIZATION THEORY FOR THE CAUSES OF INDEX (MAJOR) CRIME INCIDENCE AMONG TURKISH JUVENILES
Testing social disorganization theory for the causes of index (major) crime incidence among Turkish juveniles is the subject of this study. Delinquency rates are quite high and it is an important problem for every society. It is needed to know the causes of delinquency to find appropriate solution ways and to decrease the delinquency rate. Thus, this article was prepared by utilizing data belongs to 205 incarcerated juveniles from different juvenile correction facilities in Turkey in 2007. Binary Logistic regression was used to analyze the data. Multivariate analysis indicates that education and living in urban areas have significant effect on the probability of index crime incidence. The implications of the findings were discussed in the paper.
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