Criminology has developed strong methodological tools over the past decades, establishing itself as a competitive and sophisticated social science. Despite and perhaps because of its emphasis on matters of design, methodology, and quantitative analysis, criminology has had few significant advances in theory. Advances in Criminological Theory is the first publication exclusively dedicated to the dissemination of original work on criminological theory. It was created to overcome the neglect of theory construction and validation in existing criminological publications, as well as to further the free exchange of ideas, propositions, and postulates. This first volume of the series meets this challenge.
Contents: Marvin Wolfgang: "Introductory Remarks," William Laufer and Freda Adler: "Advances in Criminological Theory," Don M. Gottfredson: "The Structure of Criminological Theories: Mark Twin as Philosopher of Science," Austin T. Turk: "Notes on Criminology and Terrorism," Donald R. Cressey: "The Poverty of Theory in Corporate Crime Research," Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi: "A Propensity-Event Theory of Crime," C. Ray Jeffery: "An Interdisciplinary Theory of Criminal Behavior," Hans J. Eysenck: "Personality and Criminality: A Dispositional Analysis," Gideon Fishman and Simon Dinitz: "Japan: A Country with Safe Streets," Joan McCord: "Theory, Pseudo-Theory, and Meta-Theory."