Acknowledged author Ronald L. Akers wrote Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and Application comprising 464 pages back in 2016. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0190455160 and 9780190455163. Since then Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and Application textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $32.36 or rent at the marketplace.
With a focus on empirical evaluation and practical application, Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and Application, Seventh Edition, helps students draw connections between criminological theory and practical applications. In clear, engaging language, authors Ronald L. Akers, Christine S. Sellers, and Wesley G. Jennings explore each principal criminological theory using a three-part analysis:
An Introduction presents a succinct exposition of the theory's central concepts, assertions, and hypotheses
An Evaluation provides a detailed critique of the theory, with an emphasis on empirical validity
An Application extends the evaluation to determine each theory's relevance and its potential for controlling and preventing crime and delinquency