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Singer: America's Safest City

Takeaway thoughts

Reading:

Singer, S. (2014). America's Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia. New York: New York University Press.

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Key terms

relational safety

relatioal modernity

adolescence

thin layer of emphthy (100)

success (106)

subterranean convergence (180)


Questions

Chapter 1

1. How do "layers of safety" relate to crime?
2 What are the "regulative" and "relational" sides of safety?
3. What makes newly built suburban cities good places to live?

Chapter 2 (SKIP UP TO P 64)

4. "Late modern rules are rationalities." (78). Explain
5. What are the three types of rationalities?

Chapter 3

6. What is relational modernity?
7. What does a "socially co nditioned world" require (92) Reactions?
8.How are evolving adolescent identities created? (94 - on)
9. Why is only a "thin layer of empathy" required?

Chapter 4

10. How does Singer's "alternative relational vision of delinquency and control" differ from the street corner view?
11. What are the assumptions of a "relational theory of modernity and delinquency"? (112)

Chapter 5

12. What is SInger's "takeaway" lesson on the most troubled delinquents; how did they get that way?

Chapter 6

13. What is Singer's "takeaway" on how discontent leads to delinquency?

Chapter 7

14. Do programs and/or faciltities matter?

15. Given the survey results, what are the correlates of offending?

16. What does it mean that delinquencies can be "non consequential"?

Chapter 8

17 What enabled Amherst youth to avoid "serious and frequent offending"

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