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Criminological Theories by Paradigm Edit

Biological Theories Edit

     Biological Theory Edit

    Evolutionary TheoryEdit

Some examples of evolutionary theory are marketing and business.I think don't judge me 

Conflict Theories Edit

     Conflict TheoryEdit

Deterrence and Rational Choice Theories Edit

     Deterrence TheoryEdit

     General Theory of CrimeEdit

     Routine Activity TheoryEdit

     Rational Choice TheoryEdit

     Situational Action Theory Edit

     Situational Crime PreventionEdit

Labeling and Reintegrative Shaming Theories Edit

     Labeling TheoryEdit

     Reintegrative ShamingEdit

Marxist and Critical Theories Edit

     Marxist Theory of Criminology Edit

Psychological and BiosocialTheories Edit

     Arousal TheoryEdit

     Attachment TheoryEdit

     Individual Trait Theory Edit

     Psychopathic Personality TheoryEdit

     Sheldon's Constitutional Theory: SomatotypingEdit

Social Bonding and Control Theories Edit

     Containment TheoryEdit

     Neutralization and Drift Theory: an overviewEdit

     Social Bond Theory Edit

Social Disorganization, Anomie, and Strain Theories Edit

     Durkheim's Anomie TheoryEdit

     Focal Concerns TheoryEdit

     General Strain TheoryEdit

     Merton's Strain Theory Edit

     Social Disorganization TheoryEdit

Social Learning Theories Edit

     Age-Graded TheoryEdit

     Differential Association TheoryEdit

     Differential Reinforcement TheoryEdit

     Life-Course TheoryEdit

     Social Learning TheoryEdit

  • Donald Benjamin Lindsley - Arousal TheoryGo to
  • Edwin H. Sutherland - Differential Association theoryGo to
  • Florian Znaniecki - Social Disorganization TheoryGo to
  • Gabriel Tarde - Differential Reinforcement TheoryGo to
  • J. Philippe Rushton - Evolutionary TheoryGo to
  • John Braithwaite - Reintegrative ShamingGo to
  • John Laub - Age Graded TheoryGo to
  • Karl Marx - Conflict TheoryGo to
  • Lawrence Cohen - Routine Activity TheoryGo to
  • Marcus Felson - Routine Activity TheoryGo to
  • Michael R. Gottfredson - General Theory of CrimeGo to
  • Robert Sampson - Age Graded TheoryGo to
  • Travis Hirschi - General Theory of Crime + Social Bond TheoryGo to
  • W. I. Thomas - Social Disorganization TheoryGo to
  • Walter Miller - Delinquent Subculture + Focal Concerns TheoryGo to
  • Walter Reckless - Containment TheoryGo to

Purpose of this WikiaEdit

The purpose of the Criminology wiki is to provide a comprehensive discussion and evaluation of the main issues in the field of criminology. The primary focus is on different criminological theories and theoretical schools, their strengths and weaknesses, and their policy implications. Other issues addressed are research methods used by criminologists, criminal typologies, correlates of crime and facts surrounding crime and crime rate trends.

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The Criminology Wikia was founded by Michael Bachmann and his criminology undergraduate students at Texas Christian University. Through this Wikia project, we hope to get in touch with criminologists and people interested in criminology from all over the world. Please feel free to contribute to our discussions of theories and to contact us HERE.

Works CitedEdit

Paradigm Information retrieved from the following.

Akers, R. L., & Sellers, C. S. (2009). Criminological Theories: Introduction, evaluation, and application. (5th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

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