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Integrated Theories

  • By: Osman Kilic & Sedat Polat
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

A theory is simply a logical explanation of facts, beliefs, and attitudes. Theories of deviance and crime attempt to explain why some individuals commit criminal or delinquent acts and others do not. These theories can be macrolevel theories (i.e., they seek ...

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