Subcultures of Violence and Beyond

Theory Integration in Criminology
  • Charles F. Wellford
  • David A. Soulé


At the core of every discipline are issues addressing conceptualization, measurement, description, and theory. Developing precise concepts, organizing ways to operationalize those concepts, and describing the critical variables related to those concepts are essential to the development of any scientific discipline. In at least one tradition of theory development, these are necessary precursors to the development of scientific theories. In any review of scientific disciplines, those individuals who contributed significantly to these topics are given special prominence. It is for that reason that Marvin Wolfgang has achieved such a special place of recognition in the field of Criminology. Throughout this book and in other reviews of Marvin Wolfgang’s work, one can clearly see his contributions in many of these areas.


Antisocial Behavior Criminal Behavior Delinquent Behavior Interactional Theory Delinquent Peer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles F. Wellford
    • 1
  • David A. Soulé
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MarylandUSA

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