Abstract This paper shall explore the different theories of criminology with respect to stability in antisocial behavior. The thesis that there is no absolute stability in criminal behavior is proposed and explained with regards to the different theories of criminology outlined. The theories of self control, interaction theory, and life course are reviewed in this regard. A general conclusion is reached that the theories that present stability as the norm must explain away the anomalies of instability, however the life course theory that embraces instability can more readily explain instances of stability. Absolute Stability in Crime There are a variety of criminological theories that attempt to explain the origins and nature of deviant or...The end:
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