After a few uneventful weeks, you receive a call from Sergeant Ferraday of the local police department. “We got a series of home invasions we think may be related. They are all occurring in the inner city areas that transition from downtown to residential neighborhoods. I was reading a magazine article that said a good psychologist could use sociological theories and ideas to explain crimes like these. If you could give it a try, it might really go a long way toward helping us catch the person perpetrating these crimes and prevent future offenses.”
Which sociological theories might help explain why these burglaries are occurring?