Testing of Social Disorganization Theory

  • Dr. Ahmet Maloku


Social disorganization means the loss of social control, or the creation of a legal vacuum, where comes to a state of organizational chaos, the imbalance of social order and disregard for social norms, where the efficiency of institutions is paralyzed or lost, and consequently social disorganization prevails. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the point of views of some authors in the field of sociology and criminology who argue the connections of the social disorganization theory with new theories on one hand, and on the other hand give critiques of this theory. A specific purpose is to compare the findings in the research of these authors to explain the various factors that influence the occurrence of social disorganization. Due to the complexity of the research, several methods are used in this paper such as the method of analysis and synthesis, the methods of induction and deduction, and considering the analysis of the social disorganization theory, also the comparative method is used in this paper. These methods will be used to support each other in overcoming the problem during testing the social disorganization theory. This paper will serve as an aid to sociologists, criminologists, professionals in the field, and those interested in learning more about the social disorganization theory

Review Articles