oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Intertextuality in the case of routine activity and rational choice: some theoretical perspectives

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



It was only during the late 1970s, according to Williams & McShane (1994:221), that criminologists realised that none of the theories or perspectives aimed at explaining criminal or deviant behaviour assumed a rational, thinking individual. Before this period, therefore, there was no criminological theory or perspective which descriptionbed and explained this assumption.

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