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Theories & Theorists for Criminal Justice & Security: Criminal Justice & Security Theorists

How to use specific theorists

On this page, you will find a list of theorists whose work pertains to Criminal Justice & Security research. You can use these names to search for more information about each theorist by following the instructions in the following Quick Answer:

Please keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. There are many more potentially relevant theorists that you can discover by browsing in databases and reviewing the scholarly literature in your field.

Criminal Justice & Security Theorists

  • Gary S. Becker
  • Albert K. Cohen
  • Aaron Cicourel
  • John Kitsuse 
  • Edwin Lemert
  • Frank Tannenbaum
  • George Herbert Mead 
  • Charles Horton Cooley
  • Gottfredson and Hirschi
  • Albert Bandura
  • Herbert L. Packer
  • Malcolm Feeley
  • Michael Lipsky
  • Jeffrey Prottas
  • Jerome Skolnick
  • David Duffee
  • Gregg Barak
  • David Garland
  • Donald Black
  • Phillip E. Johnson
  • Barry Johnson
  • Gary Potter
  • Bronislaw Malinowski
  • John Bowlby
  • William Bales