Ronald L. Akers - Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida.Christine S. Sellers - Professor and Director of the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University.Wesley G. Jennings - Chair and Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Mississippi, and a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
"Criminological Theories is a solid text that covers a wide range of criminological theories, from early ideas about deviant behavior to current policy-relevant theories. It also emphasizes the evaluation of competing theories, which is beneficial for all students of criminology." - Robert Jenkot, Coastal Carolina University"Criminological Theories provides an overview of the central tenets and history of major criminological theories and details the contemporary state of theory testing. It is an excellent, sophisticated resource." - David Mackey, Plymouth State University"Criminological Theories allows students to pursue one theory at a time, culminating in the integration of the many theories." - Robert P. Engvall, Roger Williams University