Learning Objectives

5.1 Review the role of theory in criminology.

5.2 Describe how demonological theory is applied to control crime.

5.3 Identify the role of free will and rationality in explaining crime in classical theory.

5.4 Discuss how neoclassical theories emerged from classical theories.

5.5 Describe the use of statistical, geographic, and cartographic data in early criminological theories.

5.6 Explain the influence of economic theory on early criminological theories.

5.7 Identify the connection between early criminological theories and crime policy.