In the last 50 years, an extensive array of theories has appeared within the field of criminology, many generated by the discipline of sociology. With so many different, competing models and perspectives surfacing, it is often difficult to determine if theory growth is actually occurring in criminology, or if contemporary theories are merely recycled theoretical models. The question of growth is an important one to resolve because criminology, if it is truly a progressive form of social science, ought to be producing theories that are evolving and improving, and contributing to the accumulation of knowledge. In order to assess the degree of theory accumulation in criminology, an existing model of theory growth proposed by David G. Wagner was applied to several different trajectories in the area of sociologically based theories within criminology. The findings of this research demonstrate the potential usefulness of the model in understanding theory growth and development within the field of criminology.
|Number of Pages||108|
|Book Type||Society & social sciences|
|Country of Manufacture||India|
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|Product Packaging Info||Box|
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|Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com||2015-08-18 00:00:00|