Criminological Theory Assessing Philosophical Assumptions
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Criminologists can benefit from questioning the underlying assumptions upon which they rest their work. Philosophy has the ability to clarify our thoughts, inform us of why we think about things the way we do, solve contradictions in our thinking we never knew existed, and even dissolve some dichotomies we thought were cast in stone. One of those dichotomies is free will vs. determinism. Criminology must reckon with both free will/agency, as posited by some theories, and determinism, as posited by others-including the ever more influential field of genetics. Criminological Theory: Assessing Philosophical Assumptions examines philosophical concepts such as these in the context of important…
Copyright year: 2014
Publication date: 10/10/2013
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.54" long x 0.75" tall