Foundational and Modern Criminological Theories Analyze foundational and modern criminological theories, their interrelated concepts, and the influence of culture on crime
The criminal justice system is grounded in both foundational and modern criminological schools of thought. Most often modern theory is interwoven with threads of foundational theory supporting contemporary ideas. Social control and the judicial process stem from such theory, yet no theory is capable of explaining crime in its entirety.
Identify, define, and discuss a foundational theory of your choice, its concepts and premises, and how it was influenced by the culture in comparison to the
concepts, premises, and cultural influences of a modern day theory of which it is connected.
Then evaluate each theory?s use in the judicial process or for social control and/or how they are used in the judicial process or for social control today.
Helpful Tip: For initial postings, use Bloom?s Taxonomy as a framework for building your response beginning with level one working your way up slowly and broadly to hone in on the analysis in level four.
My expectation of students is that you include three journal articles per the main post.