Theory integration in criminology: An appraisal and a quantum proposal
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
First Committee Member
John W. Murphy - Committee Chair
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.
Sociology, Theory and Methods; Sociology, Criminology and Penology
Caro, Manuel Jesus, "Theory integration in criminology: An appraisal and a quantum proposal" (2002). Dissertations from ProQuest. 1859.