By Robert M. Bohm, Brenda L. Vogel
This narrow quantity deals a entire survey of the most important criminological and delinquency theories, together with their philosophical foundations, coverage implications, empirical aid, and criticisms. A PRIMER ON CRIME AND DELINQUENCY conception can be utilized as a main textual content or as a complement for different texts, anthologies, or collections of magazine articles.
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It is important to remember, as discussed in Chapter 1, that these problems do not necessarily condemn a theory. They only diminish the theory’s explanatory power. 23 Positivist theories generally account for too much crime. At the same time, they do not explain exceptions well. For example, in a theory that suggests that crime is caused by poverty, the theory overpredicts because not all poor people commit crime. Also, the theory cannot explain adequately why many poor people do not commit crimes.
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