Criminology Wiki

Criminological Theories by Paradigm[]

Biological Theories[]

     Biological Theory []

    Evolutionary Theory[]

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

Conflict Theories[]

     Conflict Theory[]

Deterrence and Rational Choice Theories[]

     Deterrence Theory[]

     General Theory of Crime[]

     Routine Activity Theory[]

     Rational Choice Theory[]

     Situational Action Theory []

     Situational Crime Prevention[]

Labeling and Reintegrative Shaming Theories[]

     Labeling Theory[]

     Reintegrative Shaming[]

Marxist and Critical Theories[]

     Marxist Theory of Criminology []

Psychological and BiosocialTheories[]

     Arousal Theory[]

     Attachment Theory[]

     Individual Trait Theory []

     Psychopathic Personality Theory[]

     Sheldon's Constitutional Theory: Somatotyping[]

Social Bonding and Control Theories[]

     Containment Theory[]

     Neutralization and Drift Theory: an overview[]

     Social Bond Theory []

Social Disorganization, Anomie, and Strain Theories[]

     Durkheim's Anomie Theory[]

     Focal Concerns Theory[]

     General Strain Theory[]

     Merton's Strain Theory []

     Social Disorganization Theory[]

Social Learning Theories[]

     Age-Graded Theory[]

     Differential Association Theory[]

     Differential Reinforcement Theory[]

     Life-Course Theory[]

     Social Learning Theory[]

Purpose of this Wikia[]

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 Cited[]

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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