Last Modified: 2014-10-17
Interdisciplinary profession build around the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior, including their forms, causes, legal aspects, and control.
E.G. The "war on crime" is a kind of generic (large scale) social policy- one consisting of many smaller programs.
- gains explanatory power from inherent logical consistency
tested" by how well it describes and predicts reality.
e.g. poverty, discrimination, pervasive family violence, inadequate socialization practices, and the breakdown of traditional social institutions.
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