The challenge of sociology remains as it was expressed by C. Wright Mills — to understand how wider social arrangements affect the lives of individuals. In this book I have attempted to go beyond a description of the illegal act and the immediate contexts in which it occurs. I have attempted to recognise the conflict, imagery and disharmony of our urban society and to see how such conflict, imagery and disharmony is organised so that at the everyday and local level delinquency becomes a possibility.
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