Lilly, J.R., Cullen, F.T., and Ball, R.A., (2015). Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences (6th Edition) Sage Publications. ISBN 978-1-4522-5816-4.
CHAPTERS 5 & 6
When you complete this module, you should be able to:
Explain control theory.
Identify major theorists.
You will complete a critical analysis and reflection. This written exercise must be in APA style and format, a minimum of 500 words in length excluding the abstract. When writing your papers, think in terms of providing a critical overview of the reading, identifying and highlighting the significant facts revealed, and closing with your own well-reasoned and informed scholarly deduced conclusion(s). Keep in mind the required 500 words without the Abstract is the minimum requirement for average performance relative to the wording volume. Refer to the course Syllabus for more detailed instructions.
Weekly Written Exercises
Each week, the students are required to complete a Weekly Written Exercise. In each module, with the exception of Modules 1 and 7, the Written Exercise consists of a critical analysis of any one of the Module’s required reading. You are required to complete all assigned readings but you may select and address one Chapter in your written exercise. Each weekly critique must be full APA style and format, a minimum of 600 words in length excluding the cover, abstract, and references pages. When writing your weekly papers, you should think in terms of discussing the critical overview, significant facts, and closing with a well-reasoned and informed conclusion.
Control Theory Authorâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦. Institutional Affiliationâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.. Dateâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦ Author`s Note â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦ Abstract The paper explains the control theory in relation to the occurrence of criminal incidents in the society from the perspectives of major theorists in this field. These are the likes of: Emile Durkheim, who pioneered the anomie theory; Albert Reiss, whose work offer insights on personal and social controls; F.Ivan Nye, who worked on the family-focused theory of social controls and Walter Reckless, who came up with an influential containment theory that explored the various sources of control and why some youths in disorganized areas did not become delinquent among others. These control...