A General Theory of Crime

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By articulating a general theory of crime and related behavior, the authors present a new and comprehensive statement of what the criminological enterprise should be about. They argue that prevalent academic criminology--whether sociological, psychological, biological, or economic--has been unable to provide believable explanations of criminal behavior. The long-discarded classical tradition in criminology was based on choice and free will, and saw crime as the natural consequence of unrestrained human tendencies to seek ...

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A General Theory of Crime
1990, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804717748

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1990, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

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