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When West Meets East: Generalizing Theory and Expanding the Conceptual Toolkit of Criminology.

Steven F Messner

Asian J Criminol 2015 Jun 30;10(2):117-129. Epub 2014 Nov 30.

University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY, USA.

This paper considers the ways in which established criminological theories born and nurtured in the West might need to be transformed to be applicable to the context of East Asian societies. The analyses focus on two theoretical perspectives-Situational Action Theory and Institutional Anomie Theory-that are located at opposite ends of the continuum with respect to levels of analysis. I argue that the accumulated evidence from cross-cultural psychology and criminological research in East Asian societies raises serious questions about the feasibility of simply transporting these perspectives from the West to the East. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11417-014-9197-3DOI Listing
June 2015
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