Follows cohorts over a long period of time
Examples: Gluecks, Cambridge Study (Farrington),
Philadelphia (Wolfgang); Dunedin (Moffitt)
Adolescence-limited (social) delinquency
CRIMINOLOGY AND POSITIVISM
What is positivism?
Knowledge construction that employs scientific method
Threats to scientific objectivity?
Biases and paradigms (e.g., a theory must explain all
GENERAL THEORY OF CRIME
Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi
All crime can be explained by low self-control
caused by ineffective parenting.
Explicitly stated that the theory was not attempting
to explain the gender gap in
QUESTIONS TO ASK
Does the theory explain the sex/gender crime
differential (i.e., womens lower rates of arrests in
most, but not all crime categories)?
Does it explain the fact that the sex/gender crime
COURSE: CJ307 Women in Criminal Justice
NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS: 3
Semester and year
Time and day
Assistant Professor Alecia C. Schmidt
ACADEMIC WRITING GUIDE
(Instructor: Read the entire paper through then reflect on its merits employing the following criteria. Our goal is
to provide guidance to the student progressively in order to