Thinking Critically About Crime

WHAT IS CRIMINOLOGY?

The Making of Laws

The Breaking of Laws

Society’s Reaction to the Breaking of Laws

THE INTERDISCIPLINARY NATURE OF CRIMINOLOGY

Political Science

Economics

Psychology

Law

Biology

Sociology

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORIES

How to Study Theory

Social Learning Theory

Merton’s Strain Theory

Conflict Theory

SUMMARY