By Francis T. Cullen

Criminology is in a interval of a lot theoretical ferment. Older theories were revitalized, and more recent theories were set forth. Th e very richness of our pondering crime, notwithstanding, results in questions about the relative advantages of those competin paradigms. therefore, during this quantity advocates of well-known theories are requested to "take inventory" in their views. Th eir problem is to evaluate the empirical prestige in their thought and to map out destiny instructions for theoretical development.

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