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... 191110 INTRODUCTION: Most policy making in criminal justice is based on criminological theory, whether the people making those policies know it or not. In fact most of the failed policies in criminal justice are due to misinterpretation, partial implementation, or ignorance of criminological theory.
Every criminological theory contains a set of assumptions about human nature, social structure, and the principles of causation.
Criminological theories are primarily concerned with causes or reasons for crime. But occasionally have important things to say about actors in the criminal justice system, such as police, attorneys, correctional personnel and victims.