ABSTRACT

Up until this point, we have focused exclusively on explaining the ToP, and the ecological disorganization that is a result of this process. In this chapter, we turn to the association between ecological disorganization and social disorganization. Although an analysis of this link has been neglected, it is important to highlight it in order to demonstrate the widespread social impacts of the treadmill and the influence of the treadmill on traditional crime and violence. This chapter introduces the concept of social disorganization and then moves to a discussion of how ecological and social disorganization are related. The following section discusses how ecological and social disorganization can lead to traditional (non-green) crimes. We conclude by suggesting an agenda for future research that examines both ecological and social organization.