Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the theoretical development of the classical criminology perspective, including the classical, neoclassical, and modern perspectives.
  2. Compare and contrast three major individual-level theories of crime and delinquency—life-course, learning, and control theories.
  3. Trace the theoretical development of the learning and the control theoretical perspectives.
  4. Describe how the life-course perspective differs from other individual theories of delinquency.
  5. Discuss how social reaction, critical, and feminist theories differ from other traditional theories of crime and delinquency.