Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and Application by Ronald L. Akers

Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and Application

byRonald L. Akers, Christine S. Sellers, Wesley G. Jennings

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With a focus on empirical evaluation and practical application, Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and Application, Seventh Edition, helps students draw connections between criminological theory and practical applications. In clear, engaging language, authors Ronald L. Akers,Christine S. Sellers, and Wesley G. Jennings explore each principal criminological theory using a three-part analysis:-- An Introduction presents a succinct exposition of the theory's central concepts, assertions, and hypotheses;-- An Evaluation provides a detailed critique of the theory, with an emphasis on empirical validity; and-- An Application extends the evaluation to determine each theory's relevance and its potential for controlling and preventing crime and delinquency.

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Ronald L. Akers is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of Florida. Christine S. Sellers is Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida. Wesley G. Jennings is Associate Professor, Associate Chair, and Undergraduate Directo...
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Title:Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and ApplicationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:August 3, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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