Analysis using Micro-level analysis and then Macro-level analysis
Analysis using Micro-level analysis and then Macro-level analysis. The Saints were a group of eight promising young men from “good” white upper-middle-class families. They
attended Hannibal High: a moderate size high school in a suburb near a large metropolitan area.  The Saints were active
in school affairs, were enrolled in the pre‑college program, and received good grades. At the same time, they were some of
the most delinquent boys at Hannibal High.
What are micro and macro-level theories?
The teachers, their parents, and people in the community knew that these boys occasionally sowed a few wild oats.
They were totally unaware, however, of the extent to which the Saints engaged in delinquency. No one realized that “sowing
their wild oats” completely occupied the daily routine of these young men. The Saints were constantly occupied with
truancy, drinking, wild driving, petty theft, and vandalism. Yet not one was officially arrested for any misdeed during the
two years I observed them.
What are the three levels of analysis in sociology?
This record was particularly surprising in light of my observations during the same two years of another gang of
Hannibal High School students, six lower‑class white boys I call the Roughnecks. The Roughnecks were constantly in
trouble with the police and the community even though their rate of delinquency was about equal to that of the Saints. What was
the cause of this disparity? The result? The following consideration of the activities, social class, and community perceptions
of both gangs may provide some answers. Analysis using Micro-level analysis and then Macro-level analysis
What are the similarities and differences between macro-level analysis and micro-level analysis?
Analyze this case study using first Micro-level analysis and then Macro-level analysis. How did these two perspectives contribute to the different reactions the two groups received from the community? What different viewpoints do we receive using each of the two perspectives?
2) What were the long-term consequences of the community responses to these boys during their teenage years? (how did it affect them as adults)
3) In reading this case study, what observations did you have about conducting sociological research?