Learning Check Answers

Answers to the Learning Check boxes within the text are provided here for your reference.

Self-Assessment/Learning Check 9.1

1. In Shaw and McKay’s theoretical model, which zone was predicted to be the highest in crime and delinquency rates, largely due to other social problems there?

  1. Central business district
  2. Zone in transition
  3. Zone VI
  4. Zone V

Answer: B

2. Which unit of analysis does Shaw and McKay’s theory focus on?

  1. Macro-level
  2. Micro-level
  3. Situational-level

Answer: A


 Self-Assessment/Learning Check 9.2

1. Which theorist proposed the theory of lower class focal concerns?

  1. Burgess
  2. Shaw
  3. Anderson
  4. Miller

Answer: D

2. Which theorist wrote a significant book of inner-city, African-American subculture, titled The Code of the Streets?

  1. Burgess
  2. Park
  3. Anderson
  4. Miller

Answer: C