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Criminological theory; a brief introduction.


Criminological theory; a brief introduction.

Miller, J. Mitchell et al.

Allyn & Bacon


193 pages




Using an objective and neutral approach, this introduction to criminological theory provides a systematic overview of the major theories of crime, delinquency, social deviance and social control. The authors offer an explanation of each theory's basic assumptions, along with examples drawn from real-world current events and fictitious scenarios. They also discuss major criticisms and the implications of each theory for criminal and juvenile justice strategies and policy.

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