A Primer on Crime and Delinquency Theory
This slim volume offers a comprehensive survey of the major criminological and delinquency theories including their philosophical foundations and policy implications. The text can be used as either a primary text or as a supplement for other texts, anthologies, or collections of journal articles.
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Classical and Neoclassical Theory
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