oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Paradigms in criminology
|Article Title||Paradigms in criminology|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Institute for Sociological and Demographic Research, Human Sciences Research Council|
|Publication Date||Jan 1989|
|Pages||23 - 30|
|Keyword(s)||Aim to predict crime, biological characteristics, Conflict theory, Physiognomy, Positivism, Rehabilitation, Rule-breaking behaviour, Scientific approach to crime, Theoretical concepts, Theoretical perspectives and Victimology|
The science of criminology, which is roughly a hundred years old, is a relatively young field of study which, broadly speaking, aims to study crime as a social phenomenon.
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