Title

Theory integration in criminology: An appraisal and a quantum proposal

Date of Award

2002

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Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

First Committee Member

John W. Murphy - Committee Chair

Abstract

Theory integration in criminology has been undertaken without providing a serious critical discussion of (1) its relationship to theory integration in sociology, (2) its formal definition as a theory-development strategy, (3) its success in achieving its goal---namely, producing complex explanations of crime---and (4) its theoretical bases. This dissertation addresses these issues and specifically focuses on the fourth problem by discussing the theoretical assumptions of this theoretical stratagem, and providing both a critique of the feasibility of these tenets and an alternative mode of integration based on quantum theory.

Keywords

Sociology, Theory and Methods; Sociology, Criminology and Penology

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