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Chapter 10: Studying Criminological Theory and Criminal Justice Practice
This chapter is designed to introduce you to some criminological theories and to help you to develop skills in analysis, critique and the application of theory to practice. This will enable you to assess the merits and weaknesses of a range of theoretical perspectives.
It is important to remember that responses to crime are inextricably linked to the way in which policy makers explain criminal behaviour, and to be successful in your degree you must demonstrate that you understand how these ...