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Criminology (7th edn)

Stephen Jones
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date: 04 October 2023

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  • Stephen JonesStephen JonesHonorary Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Bristol


In this book, consideration has been given to various theories which have been put forward as to why people commit crimes. Some of these explanations claim that they can account for all criminality; others are more modest in their ambition. Some theories locate the primary source of criminality within the individual; others consider that aspects of the organisation of society are mainly responsible. The theories have been fully discussed in the main body of the book and there is no need to summarise them here. Some criminologists, especially in the USA, have tried to create integrated theories, combining both individual and societal explanations (for example, ...

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