Directions for theory and theorizing in criminal justice

David E. Duffee, Alissa Pollitz Worden, Edward R. Maguire

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Throughout this volume, our guiding principle has been to bring a scientific approach to the study of criminal justice phenomena in multiple sectors (police, courts, corrections, etc.) and at multiple levels (situations, individuals, groups, neighborhoods, etc.). Put differently, the work featured in this volume pays explicit attention to the development and testing of scientific theory as a means of improving our understanding of criminal justice. This concluding chapter gives us the opportunity to highlight key themes that we view as important for thinking about criminal justice in a more rigorous and theoretically informed way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCriminal Justice Theory
Subtitle of host publicationExplaining the Nature and Behavior of Criminal Justice
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9781134706112
ISBN (Print)9780415715188
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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