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Textbook on Criminology

Textbook on Criminology (7th edn)

Katherine S. Williams
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date: 23 January 2022

1. What is criminological theory?locked

1. What is criminological theory?locked

  • Katherine S. WilliamsKatherine S. WilliamsLecturer in Law, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Abstract

Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provides an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter discusses the main types of criminological theory, where they originate, and what effects they have had on criminal justice and the understanding of the area of crime. It covers classical criminology, neo-classical criminology, and positivist criminology.

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